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Re: Blue Anthuriums

Yes, this is the same proprietary treatment that makes the blue orchids.  Supposedly it is a little more than the old "put the white carnation in the food dye" trick.  From what I understand the first flowers on the orchid are dark blue, the next set lighter- the next lighter yet.  They eventually get back to white but it takes a while-
Rijinplants I think is the name of the company, they licensed the treatment and are making the blue and also yellow anthuriums. 

Still, ick.

From: Marek Argent <abri1973@wp.pl>
To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Blue Anthuriums

Dear Susan,
These are white, green or pink Anthuriums watered with a pigment, the same they do to the blue roses, Dendranthemas and other pot plants. The colour lasts until the spathes wither, at home when it blooms again, you will see the real colour.
So far nobody has done an aroid that blooms blue, although some species of Amorphophallus have pretty blue berries.
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From: Susan B
To: Aroid L
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:25 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Blue Anthuriums

Now they're going too far!  ugh.

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