Originally Posted by tucker85
Obviously it can happen since it just happened to you. Personally this is the first time I've ever heard of a drastic color change like that. Are you absolutely sure it's the same orchid?
Yeah I've never bought a purple orchid before. I recently (a few months ago bought one that's white and purple and I have a magenta one but it's also new.) I'm 100% positive this is the same orchid.
It's so strange! I mean to go from white since 2009 (the photos above were from 2010 and they're from the first rebloom I think) to purple? It's so drastic! ha ha!
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Originally Posted by TeresaE
Could be that it originally had a purple hue that just wasn't as pronounced when it bloomed white the last time? I would like to see the difference for sure.
I actually have a Phal that blooms really different. Two different flowers on this spike. It's a Phal tetraspis. Cool eh? LOL
Like the photos it was very white. The bud that's opening seemed slightly purplish kind of stripy, I thought maybe it's just that way while it's opening this time. I'll take a photo tonight if it's opened enough.
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OK the lighting is bad and my white balance is not getting the right colors, but here it is. The only thing different that I recently started using is I've used Jack's Classic 7-5-6 orchid fert which is purple. I looked it up very quickly, not doing tons of research, and not once has anyone said it turned their flowers a different color.
Here's what it looked like on Sunday.
Taking that photo is when I noticed the buds were kind of purplish. But it wasn't noticeable until it opened this afternoon.
I could only find info on how to dye your flowers and people complaining their blue orchids are now white. Which is silly, who really thinks orchids come in florescent bright blue? Especially when the tags say they're white and dyed.
I'm not really a fan of the purple and white stripped phal so I wouldn't have bought a purple one like this. I kind of m doubting myself with this looking at this flower. But this is the plant I've had for years. I'm 99.9% sure of that! It's driving me nuts though thinking I'm wrong! ha ha!! But I love that white orchid and all my other phals are in bloom and none are white. So it HAS to be that one! Maybe it the jack's? If so I'm not using it any more!! I may try to return it and get my normal fert instead.