by johnah on November 20, 2020
How To Make A Poinsettia Rebloom:
You will need to have some kind of plant material (a piece of paper or cardboard) to work with. You can use any kind of plant material, but it must be alive. There are many different kinds of plants that you could choose from. However, the most common ones used for making poinsettias are tulips and lilies.
They are both easy to grow and they produce flowers all year round. If you want to make your own poinsettia, then you would need to buy them from a garden center or nursery. Some people prefer buying their poinsettias at the grocery store because there are usually more varieties available than what you might find in a garden center.
To make a poinsettia rebloom, you will need to cut off the top part of the flower and stick it into a container of water. Then place it in a sunny location where it can receive sunlight. Over time, the plant will start growing new stems and leaves to replace those that were lost during its transformation into a normal poinsettia. After a few weeks, you will start seeing some small buds appearing on the stems.
They will slowly grow in size until they become full-sized poinsettia blooms.
It is important to remember that you may not have as much success as you would like with your efforts to make a poinsettia rebloom. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication in order for it to happen. Most people who try to make a poinsettia rebloom do not have success with it. They end up having to buy a new one instead.
How To Make A Poinsettia Turn Red:
One of the most popular ways to make a poinsettia turn red is by exposing it to light that has more of a red color cast to it. You can do this by placing it next to a bright red color, such as a piece of fabric or a Christmas card. The red color will slowly “bleed” into the plant over time and change its hue from green to red. You can speed up this process by placing it in a darkened room with only the red source of light being visible to it.
Another way to make a poinsettia turn red is by providing it with more warmth than usual. Most of the time, poinsettias are kept in cool locations so that they do not overheat. Keeping it in a place that is warmer than usual will cause the plant to change colors from green to red due to the different hormone balance within it.
How To Make A Poinsettia Turn White:
One way of making a poinsettia turn white is by placing it in complete darkness. The lack of light stimulation will cause the plant to stop producing chlorophyll as a means of self-defense. Without chlorophyll, it cannot carry out photosynthesis and is therefore unable to produce the green colors that give it its normal appearance. Once the green has gone, you are left with a white plant.
Another way is by placing it in complete darkness and then giving it very short periods of light. This will also stop chlorophyll production, but in this case, you are giving the plant a little bit of light every few hours. This causes the plant to never completely adjust to the lack of light. It will act like it is constantly in darkness, but it will still slowly produce the colors of a white poinsettia due to brief periods of light.
How To Make A Poinsettia Turn Yellow:
One way of making a poinsettia turn yellow is by placing it in a container full of water. The yellow tinge that you see in the plant is actually due to the fact that it is absorbing some of the yellow pigments found in the water within its container. Give it a container full of water and eventually, the poinsettia will absorb enough of the yellow pigments to turn bright canary yellow.
Another way of making a poinsettia turn yellow is by placing it in a container full of milk. Like the water method, this causes the plant to slowly turn yellow due to it absorbing some of the pigments found in the milk. The more milk you use and the longer you leave it, the yellower it will become.
Other Ways Of Changing The Hue Of Your Plant:
The methods mentioned above are the most commonly used when it comes to making a poinsettia turn colors, but there are other ways of doing it too.
Some people like to use food dyes on their poinsettias in order to change their colors. However, these are not necessarily recommended as they can cause damage and even death to the plant if used improperly. It’s best to stick with the light methods mentioned earlier.
You can also place your poinsettia within a bag that has been filled with the smoke of incense. This will slowly turn the plant a different color as the fumes come into contact with it. This can take hours or even days, but is definitely an option if you want to try something different.
Sources & references used in this article:
Flowering gift plants: their care and how to rebloom them by GM Fosler – Circular (University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign …, 1958 – ideals.illinois.edu
Comparative performance of the microbial supplements voodoo juice, piranha liquid, and tarantula liquid on vegetative growth and flowering by V Savov, K Chakalov, T Popova – Sofia: Sofia University …, 2011 – growmeduniversity.com
Poinsettia named Angelika by G Gutbier – US Patent App. 06/510,422, 1985 – Google Patents