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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 »

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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 »

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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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Care for a fortune plant by providing water and pebbles or light, moist, well-draining soil as a growing medium. Position the plant so that it receives bright but indirect sunlight, as long periods of full sun scorch the... More »

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Pitcher plants require a wet environment, mineral-free soil and water, and an abundance of light. They don't need to be fertilized since they obtain their own food. Caring for a pitcher plant involves a minimum investmen... More »

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