Orchids forum: Never seen this 'blue'

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 3, 2014 11:29 AM CST
This caught our eyes! Is that it's true color? I'm not growing orchids but I want this one Lovey dubby

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 3, 2014 12:25 PM CST

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Oh, if you like it, do buy it!!
These are Phals and at the next flowering the flowers will be most likely white. This crazy blue color is produced by injecting a dye into the roots.
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shadytrake
Nov 3, 2014 12:26 PM CST
Those have been injected with dye. Sorry but they won't re-bloom in that color and sometimes the plant doesn't survive the dye. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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drdawg
Nov 4, 2014 8:05 AM CST
OK, you now know that the color has been "induced" and you will never see the color again IF it re-blooms. I agree with Ursula. If you love the color, even knowing you might enjoy it for only weeks/months(?), go ahead and buy the plant. This also might be a good way to introduce yourself to growing orchids. You can consider it "educational"! Whistling
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 5, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Oh yeah, the Ti-Di-Bowl orchids (so dubbed by some goofball on that other site). Whistling

That one has really dark petals and the blue is only in spots, so when (if) it reblooms, it might not be entirely white. But it certainly won't have those blazing blue highlights.

Jmho, if you really want a blue Phal you can get excellent silk ones at Michaels that will last you forever and you'll just have to dust them sometimes. nodding (just razzing you)
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drdawg
Nov 5, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Funny, Elaine, funny. Rolling on the floor laughing IF I had gone silk rather than "real", I could afford that cruise! Whistling
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piksihk
Nov 5, 2014 5:39 PM CST
Just like those blue carnations --didn't buy it but it was a eye-catcher.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 5, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Yep, lots of plants can be "colored" with dye injected into the roots/plants.
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