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My Lavender Anthurium Utah flowers have turned green. How do I make the flowers lavender again?
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Hi Alisha,

Anthurium 'Utah' is a hybrid, meaning it did not naturally produce lavender colored flowers. If the flowers are turning from lavender to green as they fade and die back, then you may get new lavender flowers in the future. However, it is comma for hybrids to revert to their original species color, which may be green, after the initial bloom. Of course, retailers never tell you this. Unfortunately, the flower color is genetically determined and there is nothing you can do to change it.

Let's hope that your hybrid is one that does not revert but that will produce new lavender flowers going forward.

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