Selection from Ruth Crane who claimed to have named it thus before she traded it with other collectors: The defuring distinction of this cultivar is that golden-yellow banding on either side of the thick waxy leaves does not match. `Lillian True' (a remarkable California collector with whom Crane traded plants) may be the more common name for this popular selection--the debate as to which name came first will never be resolved; although we remain faithful to the memory of our valued friend Ruth whose eye for a new variegation has never since been matched.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×