Orchids forum: The ubiquitious 'Sharry Baby' (not my favorite).

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kevin51
May 29, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Here are two pic. of this orchid. Why is the spike growing away from the window instead of towards it? I know I'll need to stake it higher.
Thanks, LeeThumb of 2011-05-29/kevin51/8d3594
Thumb of 2011-05-29/kevin51/d8a921
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Name: Kathy
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boojum
May 30, 2011 7:38 AM CST
Is there light on the other side of the room. In my diningroom in summer, I open the big doors and the northern light comes in through a glass door but the southern light comes in the windows on the other end. Some of my phals grow towards the door and some towards the window!
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kevin51
May 31, 2011 7:47 AM CST
Thanks Boo, no, there isn't an extra light source. Just odd it's doing this but no harm I'd imagine. Just something else to ponder. L.

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boojum
May 31, 2011 3:55 PM CST
Hilarious! I've been doing a lot of pondering!
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kevin51
May 31, 2011 3:59 PM CST
LOLOL. Yes. It seems there's alot of that going about of late.
Maybe I'll get this mystery figured out sooner or later but first I'm still waiting for C&H to send me some tree fern fiber and pulverized charcoal to replace the amount that overflowed into the basin whilst watering the psychopsis. It had another lovely bud developing but because I forgot to water more frequently it has withered.
I'll be withering in the heat by midweek as it's to get to 100 then. Oh, how I'd love to be an Inuit. L.

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Name: bree
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bree
May 31, 2011 9:51 PM CST
I don't stake my sharry baby. Will be interesting to see yours flowering straight up.Thumb of 2011-06-01/bree/17654b ive found that some of my orchids flowers grow to the light and some away..can't think of any exact names atm that grew away Hilarious!
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boojum
Jun 1, 2011 3:40 AM CST
Nice shot Bree!
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tarev
Jun 6, 2011 10:24 AM CST
I have this oncidium which blossomed the first year twice in 2009, and after that stopped blooming, just sending out wrinkled leaves and forming roots, still alive...is this a Sharry Baby too?

Photo taken October 2009
Thumb of 2011-06-06/tarev/eefa84
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boojum
Jun 6, 2011 8:17 PM CST
Not sure since I don't own one. Anyone? Anyone?
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Jun 6, 2011 8:21 PM CST

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No, it is not!
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jun 6, 2011 9:05 PM CST
I agree with Ursula!
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bree
Jun 7, 2011 4:14 PM CST
Heres a closer of sharry baby..Thumb of 2011-06-07/bree/075f49no yours isn't, much bigger flowers, with nicer markings i rekon.
Needs more light to flower and if the leaves are wrinkled probly needs more water. Do you fertilise it?
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tarev
Jun 7, 2011 5:31 PM CST
Hmm..ok, that's a good close-up photo of your sharry baby..for awhile I thought this oncidium noid I have finally has a name! They do have similar white skirt, but your sharry baby has no markings on the sepals.. Yup, I do fertilize it, am thinking big time humidity needs..oh well, hopefully someone can recognize it later on..too bad I do not have a better photo of the blooms before. Thanks everyone! The only other photo I have was when she sent out a flower spike in early Oct 2009 and started to open one...

Thumb of 2011-06-07/tarev/2ec4d2
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ctcarol
Jun 7, 2011 6:05 PM CST
tarev, the flowers on Sharry Baby are very small, but numerous, and if you had it, you would know it by the fragrance...it's like walking into a candy store. Very strong scent of chocolate/vanilla! They have bred several other colors from the original.
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boojum
Jun 7, 2011 8:44 PM CST
I looked up Oncidium Jungle Monarch and Debutante. But not quite.
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kevin51
Jun 10, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Bree, I think I'm taking your advice and not staking my 'Sharry Baby' an further and let if bend at its will. I'll post a pic. of it when it blooms but it's still in tight close now.
Lee

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Name: Jo
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belaschick
Jun 11, 2011 4:27 PM CST
I agree. I love the fragrance of Sharry Baby. I drove one home in March and did not want to get out of my car, it smelled soooo good.
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kevin51
Jun 12, 2011 2:13 AM CST
Tarvez, your plant is beautiful. The buds on mine are still tight and certainly not swollen as yours. I hope you post pics of it whilst in bloom.
Lee

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