Buyer beware of fake blue orchid flowers for sale.
You would be surprised how many people think those are real. Basically they water the rose /or cut the roses it is developing into nice clean water saturated with blue dye. And then I get asked at work. Where can I buy one of those really blue roses for my garden? What gets me is the outrageous prices these" BLUE" flowers get. Sure it's pretty and some work is involved but the price is almost entirely gimmick profit. But the real rip off is showing up in Phalenopsis Orchids being sold under the "Blue mystique" name. I belong to multiple orchid societies, And I help Judge orchids in shows. Blue is the rarest colour in orchids. Only a select few orchids are true blue. I have grown hundreds of orchids. These blue phalenopsis have a bright blue flower but upon closer inspection you will notice the flowers have uneven watery distribution of the blue tint. Often darker blue around the edges of the sepals and petals. The leaves may have dark blue green streaking. A guy was trying to sell these for over 50 dollars! I just think it's a sin. Because later flowerings will have less blue colour or none at all. Basically they take a so-so quality white orchid. One not worth that much money, do this treatment then ask for a high price for these amazingly blue orchids. Hey it's cool but also really deceptive and sad if a person buys this and assumes hey if I can bloom this again, I will have this beautiful blue flower next year. Just a heads up. Even in the gardening world there are some real shady practices we need to be aware of.