Why are there no blue orchids at the orchid show?


The blue Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) that you may be thinking of is an artificially colored plant. There is some work being done to create a true blue orchid by crossing certain plants, so who knows what colors they will come up with in the future. High-quality flowers are available in the entire color spectrum (except true blue in orchids). The closest to a blue orchid color would be the Vanda orchids but they are really more of a beautiful purple hue.

For more information see The Science of Blue Flowers.

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  • Last Updated Jan 06, 2023
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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