Ask a Question forum: Phalaenopisis orchid developing purple

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 3, 2017 2:45 PM CST
I have a pal that's turning purple is this normal does it need espom salts

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Feb 3, 2017 3:44 PM CST
The new growth is purple on many of them. Not to worry.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Feb 3, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Yup, quite normal occurrence for Phals. I am more concerned if I see yellowing at the base of the leaves or leaves going mushy.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Feb 3, 2017 6:22 PM CST
The flowers are probably a dark color.
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