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Q.Why Is My Phalaenopsis’ Flowers Turning Green On The Back Of The Petals?

Zone 1686 | cfreemansa@gmail.com added on October 1, 2020 | Answered

I received my Phalaenopsis as a birthday gift in full bloom in May. It went through a period of bud bursting and then acclimatized. The back side of the petals are now turning green 4 months later. I think the plant leaves and roots seem to look otherwise healthy. Are the flowers starting to naturally die or does the plant have a problem? I am in South Africa and the season is early spring. The plant is placed in the kitchen as it is the lightest area in the house with indirect sunlight from a nearby window. The house is relatively cold indoors.

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Answered on October 2, 2020

This is natural, for the most part. White orchid flowers will turn green, sometimes, when the lighting is just a little stronger than it needs to be.

The plant is healthy, and will not suffer in any way because of this.

You will want to feed and care for it as necessary, though.

This article will help you to care for the plant:


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