Potted Flowering Plant Production

  • 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).

  • The Poinsettia: history and transformation

    Published on December 18, 2011
    Exploring the deep history and transformative use of poinsettia.

  • The potential of poinsettia trees

    Published on December 18, 2010
    Exploring the opportunity to evolve poinsettias trees into more than our standard winter holiday tabletop plant.

  • 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.

  • Gilding the lilies: Rainbow roses and confetti poinsettias

    Published on December 18, 2008
    A in depth look at Rainbow Roses and how they are made.

  • 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).

  • How to produce poor-quality floriculture crops

    Published on September 11, 2020
    Sometimes growers unknowingly follow practices that can contribute to, or directly cause, a reduction in crop quality. While there can be some tradeoffs between crop quality and crop timing and/or input costs, these practices should be avoided.