Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Varieties and Colors of Poinsettia Plants

Fig 01- White Poinsettia.

I knew a Poinsettia plant has plenty colors, but I really don’t know the plant has more than 100 varieties.

In term of colors, some favorite colors of Poinsettia plant are:

- white

- pink

- yellow

- purple

- red

- green

- yellow

- bi-colors (multiple colors)


Interestingly that Poinsettia plants can change their colors through process called as photo-periodism.

It is plants reaction to the length of light in nature, hence, photo-periodism process could stimulate the plants to blooming (changing their colors).


Fig 02- Pink color of Poinsettia

Hence, theoretically, we can manipulate length of light to produce certain colors of Poinsettia plants.


Fig 03- Bicolor of Poinsettia

In fact, many people have exploited light length to make poinsettia colors of their desire.

Just for example, people love red for Christmas display. To make red Poinsettia, Growing a Greener World (2013) suggested following steps:

- put the plant in the dark room for 14 hours, start from afternoon to whole nights for as long as 8 weeks to 10 weeks.

- no disruption of light in the night. Totally dark.

- let plants get light in the day for no more than 10 hours. Then, again, darkness in the night.

- start this at least 2 months before Christmas. Hence, red blooming in the Christmas.


Actually, I never tried this photo-periodism process. I will try it in the near future.

How about you? Have you tried to change Poinsettia colors?

52 comments:

  1. Interesting on the light exposure. I haven't seen all those colours.

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  2. Yo tengo poinsettia rojas nunca he intentado cambiarlas de color. Te mando un beso

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  3. That is so cool! I’ve never seen a white poinsettia.

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  4. I love the white and deep red ones. Haven't seen the purple one yet. Have a great day, Evi!

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  5. Hi, Evi! Once I had a pink Poinsettia plant. I, too, like this plant.

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  6. Piante meravigliose, che dànno colore alle nostre giornate
    Cari saluti,silvia

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  7. Me gustan en todos los colores amiga, saludos.

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  8. I like Poinsettias but they are difficult plants!
    Enjoy your Spring, Evi!
    Hugs!

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  9. Very interesting plants 😊

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  10. WoW! What a wonderful collection you have!

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  11. Sinceramente quelle bi-colors (multiple colors) non le ho mai viste.
    Felice giornata, un abbraccio
    enrico

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  12. I tend to get red at Christmas but I think next year I might get white!

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  13. Las he tenido de color rojo, el blanco también es bonito. Besos.

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  14. Ma che notizie interessanti, proverò. Grazie Evi. Buon marzo.
    sinforosa

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  15. Love it! It has such elegant shades and beautiful texture!

    Lindifique

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  16. Preciosa Evi. La compro roja por Navidad y me suele durar todo el año.
    Buen miércoles. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  17. Todos los años la he tenido roja, pero el año pasado la tuve blanca y la verdad es que prefiero la roja. Gracias por la información Evi.

    Besos.

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  18. I didn't know of such a variety either, Evi. In fact I have two, a purple and a rare spotted white... Thank you very much for the information. I will do more research on this generous leafy plant.

    Increasingly huge hugs.

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  19. Por aquí la llamamos estrella federal. Es muy bonita pero siempre se marchita. Investigaré qué cuidados necesita
    Besos Evi

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  20. Very beautiful :) Best regards :)

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  21. I have a red poinsettia, in Mexico we called them Nochebuenas, I love the flowers and I hope in the future I can get a pink one and a white one. I didn't know you could manipulate the color.
    kisses

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  22. These are pretty flowers :-D

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  23. Very nice sharing. Informative information.I had red on me sometime :)

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  24. oh no - such games as a gardener are not for me, I forgot to water flowers forever 🙊😂
    greetings

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  25. Baru tahu kalo daun tanaman poinsettia bisa diubah sesuai keinginan ya, kirain aku sudah dari sananya.

    Lama juga ya untuk mengubah daun poinsettia menjadi merah, butuh waktu kurang lebih dua bulan.

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  26. How pretty! I would love to see them in purple.

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  27. I had no idea that there were 100 varieties either. Is it not amazing that it comes in so many colours....

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  28. Oh very cute Poinsettias I love it the pink one
    xx

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  29. Red one is my favorite, it reminds me to Christmas season!
    Have a nice day :)

    www.luciagallegoblog.com

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  30. Uwielbiam je!!! Nie wyobrażam sobie świąt Bożego Narodzenia bez nich :). W okresie świątecznym stoją w każdym pokoju :)).
    Buziaki!

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  31. Bardzo lubię te kwiaty! To piękna dekoracja w święta Bożego Narodzenia:)
    Pozdrawiam:)

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  32. We have these plants here, especially at Christmas! I didn't know you could change the colours of the leaves though!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Away From The Blue

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  33. Wah keren juga ya mbak kalau bisa ubah warna bunga gini hihihi

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  34. que bonita, sobre todo la segunda, no sabía que habían mas variedades de la tipica roja de navidad

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  35. Saímos pelo mundo em busca de nossos sonhos e ideais. Muitas vezes colocamos nos lugares inacessíveis o que está ao alcance das mãos.

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  36. nita suka poisentia yang pinkbdan bicolour...terasa indah corak warna daunnya...kayaknya juga perawatannya agak mudah ya ☺

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  37. Conhecia a flor como emblemática do Natal, mas não esse processo artificial de alterar a sua cor.
    Abraço amigo.
    Juvenal Nunes

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  38. The pink ones are really pretty 💗💗

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  39. Moc zajímavý článek. Já znám jen klasickou červenou a potom světlou.

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  40. Amazing!!

    What a beautiful plants!!

    Peace

    Isaac

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  41. i'm sure pinky fans will have this plant at their garden����

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  42. Here in the UK Poinsettia plants are very popular over the Christmas Holiday Season.
    We always have one (or two) in the house at that time.

    All the best Jan

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  43. Today there is no lack of reasons to smile and every moment is an opportunity to experience the best sensations in the world. May this day be the stage of the greatest adventures and in the end our hearts are filled with joy.

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  44. Esta planta es muy bonita, me encanta, un beso Evi.

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  45. Life is made every day, do not wait for Friday or the holiday to be happy. Every day of life is worth living well, because every day can be special.

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