Orchids are loved for their exotic beauty and many of them are surprisingly easy to care for too. While we see plenty of white, pink and purple orchids, it’s the blue ones that really catch the eye. What many people may not realise is that there are a number of blue orchids currently on the market and here is what you should remember.
Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium and other popular types of orchids may all produce flowers of various colours. When choosing blue orchids, you should always take note of the type of plant and make sure that your home will prove to be a suitable environment for them.
Creating these orchids
While there are some very rare pale blue orchids found in nature, this colour is not as common as white, pink or purple. In order to create blue flowers, the plant is treated to a special dying process. Different companies use different processes and substances. Either way, the results are mesmerising.
Something to remember
Since the colour of these flowers is produced rather than cultivated, it’s important to remember that the initial blue colour will not last. Once these flowers fall, the orchid will continue to produce gorgeous white blooms instead of blue. Understanding this is important in order to avoid any disappointment down the line.
So, if you want to spoil somebody with blue orchids, just be sure to let them know that the plant will not actually continue to produce blue flowers but white ones instead. No matter what colour the flowers, however, orchids are always beautiful and they make a lovely gift for all occasions.