Long, the largest of the martens; has a dark shaded deep underwool with fine, glossy, dark and strong top hair 2 in.
The streets are of generous width (loo-140 ft.), and are well shaded by trees.
This should be done early in the spring, and the plants heavily shaded until feeding roots are again produced.
Towards the end of March the night temperature may be raised to 60°, and the day temperature to 70° or 75°, the plants being shaded in bright weather.
It should be well shaded, and fine specimens of fancy caladiums, dracaenas, coleus, crotons, palms, ferns and such plants as are grown for the beauty of their foliage, will make a very attractive show.