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  blue anthurium
From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> on 2011.11.15 at 03:31:28(22277)
Kalyani, I have not seen the blue anthurium, but I suspect I know what is up, because I _have_ seen "blue" Phalaenopsis orchids. They were actually just white Phalaenopsis orchids which had been fed some kind of dye to make their flowers appear blue. On the subsequent blooming, they would of course be back to white again. I suspect the same thing is happening with "blue" anthurium.

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Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:16:43 +0530



From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2011.11.15 at 05:21:58(22278)

Attached are a couple of pictures of phalaenopsis we came across recently,
one "blue", one another color not found in nature ...

As Jason says, if you read the fine print they admit that future flowers
will be white.


From: "Weaver, Bill (NorCal GDS Team Lead)" <bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2011.11.15 at 06:16:36(22280)
Interestingly enough, the blue Phalenopsis are the result of injecting dye directly into the flower spike.
If you take a look at the base of the flower spike just above where it come s out of the leaves you'll find
a neat little round hole. A new twist on the old way of dyeing carnations.

From: Hannon <othonna at gmail.com> on 2011.11.15 at 13:49:18(22283)
A friend recently tried to replicate this (with Phalaenopsis) and soaked
the roots in blue dye ... and got blue roots! Flowers were unaffected.

On 14 November 2011 19:31, Jason Hernandez wrote:



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