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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