As a plant lover, you've probably noticed the blue orchid before. You may have wondered then how to get blue orchids. You come across orchids in countless colors and patterns, but blue is a little less obvious. The mysterious and rare hue makes the flowers of the orchid stand out. In this blog we tell you how blue orchids get their color and whether they also grow in nature.
Do blue orchids also grow in nature?
Grow naturally orchids in the wild as epiphytes and obtain their nutrients from water, air and light. When you look for blue orchids in nature, you will not encounter them. Blue orchids do not grow in nature. But how can it happen that you have spotted the blue orchid in the store?
How to color orchid?
Now that we know that blue orchids do not grow naturally in nature, we will tell you the techniques how this color is created. Orchid growers and breeders use a special and safe liquid to create a blue color in the orchid's flowers. This is done in various ways, such as painting or injecting the orchid's flower stem.
How to get a blue orchid with dyeing?
How to get a blue orchid is through a current one orchid with white flowers to use as a base. As a first technique, the flowers of the orchids were sprayed with a blue liquid. As a result, the flowers that were still in bud were not sprayed and came out as white flowers.
How do you get a blue orchid with injection?
Because spraying the flowers of the orchid did not fully work yet, a new technique was sought to make the entire flowers of the orchid blue, namely injection. The (harmless) dye in the injection is injected through the flower stem, so that all flowers that are already in bloom or still in the buds turn blue.
After flowering, the dye or paint has worn off and the blue orchid will bloom again in its original flower color.
Do you want to buy a blue orchid? Bee Kolibri Company we only grow orchids with their natural colour. For example, our assortment manager selects beautiful varieties to add to our assortment and we have numerous colours, patterns and shapes in our nursery. Are you looking for our orchids? Then take a look at our special orchids of yellow orchids.