Can poinsettias be blue?

Can poinsettias be blue?

Can poinsettias be blue?

ANSWER: Poinsettias with blue flowers are indeed real poinsettia plants. But there's a catch! The flowers are dyed to make them blue. It's a special dye that won't hurt the plant, so it continues to grow as usual if you take good care of it.

What are the natural colors of poinsettias?

Poinsettias come in many colors You can find poinsettias around the holidays to fit into almost any decorative scheme. They range from creamy white to pink to the traditional bright red. Some varieties have bracts with patterns in red and white, pink and white, or green and white and even bright orange.

What colors do poinsettias come in?

Red is the most popular color, accounting for roughly three-quarters of all sales nationwide, followed by white and pink. The more than 100 varieties of poinsettias come in a range of colors from red, salmon, and apricot to yellow, cream, and white (but not blue—these are a designer color created with dyes).

Are there purple poinsettias?

Poinsettias can also be orange, pink, pale green, and even purple. Those might not be associated with the holiday, but all of them are brilliant images that can occupy your home's main décor in any other part of the year.

How do you get a poinsettia to turn red again?

Help your poinsettia to turn red by placing it in total darkness for 14 hours each day, starting eight weeks before you want to display it. During the day, the plant needs bright light, but it should be placed in complete darkness every evening.

Are poinsettias natural?

It is native to Mexico and Central American where it grows in balmy, moist climates. In the United States, the poinsettia does ok as a temporary houseplant if cared for properly. They like daytime temperatures between 65 and 70 and slightly cooler at night. They require bright indirect light and no drafts.

Why are the leaves falling off my poinsettia?

Poinsettias will classically drop their leaves if they are exposed to sudden changes in temperature, drafts or overly cool or dry rooms. They also will lose leaves and wilt in response to an extreme need for water. When choosing a plant, pick a healthy, full one with no discoloration on the foliage.

Are there any poinsettias that are dyed blue?

And then we get the most hideous of the offerings. The dyed blue poinsettia. Let’s just get this out in the world: no flower that is dyed blue is a good thing. Real blue flowers (Himalayan blue poppies and some delphiniums are the first that come to mind) are stunning treasures.

What are the different types of Poinsettia flowers?

When mention is made of poinsettia plants, most people think of the color, red. But the "flowers" also come in white, yellow, pink and color combinations. The "marbled" type is one of the most fascinating.

Is the poinsettia plant poisonous to humans or animals?

In 1944, the plant was included in H. R. Arnold's book Poisonous Plants of Hawaii on this premise. Though Arnold later admitted that the story was hearsay and that poinsettias were not proven to be poisonous, the plant was thus thought deadly.

How tall does a poinsettia plant grow in full sun?

In tropical areas, the poinsettia plant becomes a woody perennial that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Plant them in full sun, and keep the soil consistently moist. Fertilize the plants monthly with a balanced flower fertilizer during the growing season.

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