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Orchid with bud opening in kitchen 21st July 2020

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By Balcony


Orchid with bud opening in kitchen 21st July 2020 (Phalaenopsis)

White (Was originally blue & pink) Orchid with bud opening in our kitchen on 21st July 2020



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Does this mean it could have been treated somehow to get it to flower as advertised once and then revert? Normally a flower in blue & pink would scream Chinese fake.

24 Jul, 2020

 

Obviously, Willie, as the colour blue doesn't exist in Orchids - any more than it does in roses, for example! They incorporate a blue dye into the plant & then the flowers open blue! It's not a genetic alteration therefore once the flowers die off & are replaced by the non-treated flowers they end up white!

Even so I thought they were a nice colour! (I'd have been VERY surprised if they'd turned out to be blue again!!!).

26 Jul, 2020



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