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Looking for a name to this no id dendrobium

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    It is as mentioned a dendrobium that has been dyed. the picture shows it being used as a wedding bouguet. White dendrobiums are dyed every color imaginable for the floral trade. Yes, brides do want that ugly shade of blue and believe me even more horrendous colors to match those hideous bride's maid dresses. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    This one is Dendrobium Sonia Earsakul, a dendrobium common in the floriculture industry. Here is a link to mine in bloom without the dye though

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...-earsakul.html

    Incase of these dendrobiums, the plants are not injected with the blue dye, but the cut flower (inflorescence) is dipped in water containing this dye, slowely the flowers suck in the color. It is a very common practice even with Gladioli and tube roses.
    WOW! Nice catch, Amey! They do the same thing here with carnations - green for St. Patrick's Day. Have to say, I don't feel quite as bad for the carnations, though!

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    I agree, it's den. sonia
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    WOW! Nice catch, Amey! They do the same thing here with carnations - green for St. Patrick's Day. Have to say, I don't feel quite as bad for the carnations, though!
    same here aswell pratically year round noticeably more with carnations due to the main source of this cut flower dyed method being in supermarkets esp with the low price budget flower bunches , friendly on the purse or wallet. Not often with orchids though, more specialist in florists. They stand out like a sore thumb to the growers amongst us but sell at a fast rate for the 'cut flowers in a vase on the coffee table' brigade. An easy solution for a gift aswell much like our phal noids. If phals were animals they would have a charity rescue centre for the neglected and abused.

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