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How Do Dyed Orchids Get Their Color?

November 9, 2021


With their vivid colors, dyed orchids are intriguing and attention-grabbing. They complement any decor and are ideal for any occasion, whether you want to send cheer, celebrate a holiday or express sympathy

If you've ever been curious about how dyed orchids get their color, read on as we unravel the mystery. 

How do dyed orchids get their color? 

Blue may be just another color in the rainbow, but the calming hue is actually quite rare in nature — only 10% of the over 200,000 species of flowering plants produce a natural blue pigment.

Most dyed orchids are created by injecting pigment into the stem, but different growers may use different methods and varying color concentrations. Some methods can result in unevenly dyed blooms. Other DIY methods for making dyed orchids can actually damage the plant. 


What makes our Watercolor Orchids unique?

Just Add Ice uses a precise, patented process to create our dyed Watercolor Orchids™. 

Our growers inject dye into a small hole in the stem of the plant. The dye is a special formula that ensures the right concentration for consistent coloring. Once the dyeing process is complete, the hole is covered with wax. After the dye is injected, the blooms start to change color within 24 hours.

What happens when dyed orchids rebloom?

When dyed orchids rebloom, the new blooms will be the color of the original plant. If you have a white orchid that has been dyed blue, the new blooms will be white.

But if the flowers were in the bud stage during the dyeing progress, they will bloom the color of the dye, only slightly lighter.

Though dyeing an orchid seems fairly straightforward, it is actually a labor-intensive process that requires precise skill. When using our professional patented dyeing process, there is no harm to the plant.

During the dyeing process, extra attention is taken to ensure the orchid receives special care as they can become more susceptible to environmental conditions like temperature, light and drafts.

Our free guide can answer many more of your dyed orchid questions.

Pick your favorite color today or send one to a friend!