White carnations show a dramatic difference in color when placed in dyed water. A fresh carnation, food dye, a container, warm water and a knife or scissors are needed to conduct an experiment proving this point. More »

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Chlorophyll is a chemical in plants, that absorbs the red light and most of the blue light that comes from sunlight. Sunlight is composed of the full spectrum of light wavelengths. More »

Black absorbs the most light. The color of an object is determined by the wavelengths of visible light it reflects. Black objects do not reflect light, absorbing all wavelengths. More »

When identifying houseplants visually, it is important to note the color and shape of the plant along with the texture. The leaves are also a way to identify the plant, according to Street Directory. More »

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You can identify bromeliads by the color, structure and shape of their leaves, flowers and inflorescence. These characteristics sort bromeliads into the following 12 popular genus types: Dyckia, Hechtia, Cryptanthus, Puy... More »

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To care for an indoor ficus tree, plant lovers should plant the tree in loamy soil, water weekly during the growing season and keep it in a location with plenty of sunlight. They should apply fertilizer to the tree durin... More »

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Peace lily leaves turn yellow because they are about to die, usually due to too much or insufficient water. This can also happen because the plant was potted too deep when it was replanted after purchase. If the plant is... More »

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