Now, a formula to glow flowers!

Updated: Feb 05, 2012, 13:04 PM IST

London: In what`s said to be the world`s first, scientists claim to have created the secret formula to make flowers and plants fluorescent.

A team, led by Professor Mark Tester in Australia, says that it has created the special formula which can be used on plants and flowers, making them glow in the dark. A battery pack is also needed for the flowers to fluoresce.

"They look like a galaxy of stars. They look like glistening jewels," the `Herald Sun` online quoted Prof Tester as saying.

A simple spritz of Galassia Flowers can be sprayed onto foliage which is then placed next to a luminescent device, instantly making them fluorescent, British newspaper `Daily Mail` reported.

The effect is astonishing and can transform even the most dull foliage into something spectacular. It is bound to be a hit with potential brides who might want to add a splash of glamour to weddings or could be used to brighten up a party.

The product is non-toxic and can be washed out of clothes with warm water and soap should any accidents occur, say the scientists.