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Unusual coloured orchid by Photos - Pauline Wherrell


Small (16.3" x 23.2")

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A friend of mine had a very unusual coloured orchid which to me didn’t really look natural especially the blue on it but it was very pretty. Taken with a Lumix FZ38 camera
JOHAN (PHOTOWALKER) NIJENHUIS has given me a lot of information qabout this orchid and it ISN’T natural. He said

This is wat i found on internet abouth your blue orchid
Phalaenopsis ‘Royal Blue’

22 November 2010

Spotted at the Flora Holland Trade Fair Aalsmeer at the beginning of the month, the Phalaenopsis ‘Royal Blue’.

It certainly caused a stir and was impossible to ignore with its bright blue flowers. Apparently the colour, because of course it isn’t natural, is injected into the stem and after about 24 hours the flowers are coloured. The buds as they open are a slightly faded blue. This prize winner comes in a 12cm pot and sold at a height of 55-70cm with a minimum of 3 open flowers.

Other varieties seen include Phalaenopsis Harbin and Malaga – white and pink varieties supplied in large pots!

Phalaenopsis is one of the best known orchids which originates from the tropical regions of Asia and Australia. In its natural habitat it grows on tree branches and rock crevices often near streams and rivers. Phalaenopsis includes 50 known varieties and is currently the most cultivated orchid genus.
To read the articel click here
Thank you Johan!

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    Anivad - Davin...about 3 years ago

    So demure and elegant!

  • Thanks so much Davina and for the fave!

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  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful indeed Pauline and nicely captured.

  • Thanks so much Richard!

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  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    A nice soft capture Pauline!

  • Thanks so much John for your lovely comment and fave!

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much!

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    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Sylvia.

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  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen a blue one either Pauline, but this really is pretty and your capture is stunning :-)

  • Thanks so much Constance!

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    How beautiful, Paul

  • Thanks so much Shulie for your lovely comment and fave!

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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    lovely capture Pauline

  • Thanks so much Lissy!

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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Incredible beautiful!

  • Thanks so much Anna for your lovely comment and fave!

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