Today we take a look at an Orchid with a severe anthocyanin pigment presence on her leaves, the Iwanagaara Appleblossom.
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Red tinges on orchid leaves are many of the times produced by high light levels and, to some extent, are very normal on high light orchids such as Cattleyas and Vandas.
Everything excessive can become bad and as such, excess amounts of this pigment can signal a desire for lower light in some orchids. An example is my Iwanagaara Appleblossom, which last year looked like this https://youtu.be/KrejmlA40hQ
Now the leaves are a more healthy green and the Orchid might not be as stressed as last year. Production of pigments when they are excessive also means more energy spent. I would love that energy to be spent on blooms, not on protection against the Sun 🙂
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