Potted Flowering Plants

  • Causes of flower bud abortion

    Published on March 14, 2018

    There are many potential causes to flower bud abortion, including pests, environmental factors, and cultural factors.

  • Increasing height of chrysanthemum with PGR drenches

    Published on July 10, 2017

    Results are presented for an experiment in which we compared the efficacy of spray versus drench applications of a plant growth regulator (PGR) at increasing plant height of potted chrysanthemum plants.

  • Fascination on poinsettia

    Published on August 8, 2016

    Did you hit your poinsettias with too much growth retardant? This Michigan State University research shows how to recover using products that contain gibberellic acid.

  • Temperature on chyrsanthemum

    Published on July 17, 2013

    Once flower buds are visible, adjusting the growing temperature has little or no impact on time to flower unless plants are held at low temperatures (50° F or less).

  • Energy-efficient poinsettia production

    Published on August 8, 2009

    As fuel prices continue to soar, finding ways to limit energy consumption in the production process of poinsettia has never been more important.

  • Improving branching and postharvest quality

    Published on August 7, 2008

    When used properly, benzyladenine (BA) sprays have commercial potential, and can increase the number of tertiary shoots in poinsettia and delay lower-leaf yellowing (chlorosis).