How do you make a Poinsettia turn red?

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at
Sat Oct 16 19:14:47 EST 1999

>                 "I just have 1 more
>                 question, normal indoor light bulbs can't replace
>                 sunlight for other plants, why do they affect the
>                 Poinsettia's blooming process??"

They don't.The stimulus for a Poinsettia's bloom is the number of hours of
darkness.  It MUST
have 14 hours per day, or more of total darkness to initiate bloom.
Stand guard by the closet door !  It only takes a few minutes of light
to make you have to start over !

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