Although the orchid purist may turn up their nose, these manipulated blue/white beauties are fascinating with beastly blooms. They are incredibly difficult for me to take care of. My first orchid died, and the second is struggling along; neither rebloomed.
“According to the grower, the blue color comes from a patented process that takes between 48 and 50 hours to achieve . . . . The grower says the orchid buds on the same stem will come out blue as well. Future orchids blooming next season will be white, like a regular white Phaleanopsis.” [more info]