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How long should Onc. Sharry Baby flower last?

This is a discussion on How long should Onc. Sharry Baby flower last? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My Sharry Baby finally opened the first bud on Oct 18 after nearly 3 month ...

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    Default How long should Onc. Sharry Baby flower last?

    My Sharry Baby finally opened the first bud on Oct 18 after nearly 3 month spiking. To my surprise, I notice the first blossom has already started to dry off. I thought they should last at least 4 weeks.

    The question is: how long does Sharry Baby blossom last? Am I doing anything wrong to cause it dies after only 2 weeks? I have recently moved all my Onc. to my office, facing south window. They are watered once a week now. They seem happy to me.

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    Once mine starts to bloom I put it in a bit lower light until done flowering..Flowers usually last about a month for me, if my memory is correct.

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    Low humidity will shorten bloom life as well. A month from first bloom to last is typical with each staying open around 3 weeks.

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    Thanks, Ron and John! Good info to know because I have 3 more spikes on the way

    I am pulling it back away from the window. The humidity is also lower in office building than outside.

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    Maybe misting the plant would help? I've had blooms fade due to low humidity too.

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    Mine (in semi-hydroponics) started opening on October 5 and I didn't see any fade yet. I'm averaging about 60% humidity and I've moved it a bit farther from the window (north and east) after it opened. It might have grown a bit less fragrant but it might just be because I'm used to the scent now.

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    Once fully bloomed, my Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' went about four weeks before starting to drop. I also moved it away from the sun, but still within the south window room.

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    Thanks everyone! That's what I like about the forum, sometimes everyone has his/her own way, sometimes, everyone agrees on one thing
    Experts have spoken. I shall move it away from the window. Hope other spikes will last longer for me.

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