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My "tiny" Oncidium Sharry Baby :)

This is a discussion on My "tiny" Oncidium Sharry Baby :) within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is an Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' AM/AOS that Desertgal gave to me. It ...

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    Default My "tiny" Oncidium Sharry Baby :)

    This is an Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Sweet Fragrance' AM/AOS that Desertgal gave to me. It was originally a large plant that just kept growing and growing and quickly outgrew its 12" slat basket.

    So I divided it into at least 8 plants and almost immediately 4 plants grew spikes.
    This one has the fastest growing spike.

    For some reason my camera has a hard time focusing on the flowers. I'm not sure if it is the colors or the shape that is throwing the auto-focus off.
    I also tried a black background and the pictures ended up even worse with the flash.

    Here is the full spike with a few flowers fully open:
    The spike appears shorter and more compact because of the angle of the picture. The spike was leaning towards the camera.


    Here is a close up of the flower:


    I will try to take better pictures tomorrow. Small flowers on a swaying spike is always a challenge for me to photograph properly

    Here is another angle showing the full length of the spike. It also shows my daughter Madison imitating me as she takes pictures of orchids too



    John

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    hehe... Does she love the chocolate fragrance? Beautiful girl and bloom!

    Cheers,
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    Two beauties ! Gin

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    John, I will trade you one teen for Madison... I noted another spike on my Sharry Baby.

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    Madison is a DOLL, John...

    ..and the Sharrys will grow quickly and eventually consume everything in their path

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    Your daughter is such a cutie! ...

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    Great plant. Nice kid too.

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    Ahhh, how cute... And your whole house is going to smell like chocolate with 4 blooming Sharrys (lucky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    John, I will trade you one teen for Madison...
    Hehe NOOOOO! no teens yet!
    We are already having a hard time when Madison starts arguing with us. She has the mentality of a 6 year old (and speaks like one too)
    It is like talking to a mini lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    ..and the Sharrys will grow quickly and eventually consume everything in their path
    I believe you. When I received this orchid it was a decent sized plant in a 6" plastic pot. Once it got a taste of greenhouse conditions it just exploded. It was throwing a new p-bulb every two weeks and I needed to repot into bigger containers 2 times in the last year.

    The first repot was into an 8" plastic pot and then into a 12" wood basket and I eventually divided the plant.

    This was the original plant after I repotted into the 12" wood basket.
    Notice all the new growths itching to get out:


    Here it was before I decided to divide it. The wood basket was nearly overrun in less than 6 months.


    Here they are after being divided. There are some other oncidiums in the shelves that were not from the mother plant, but there were about 8 divisions from this plant.
    If they keep up their growth rate, they may all be in 12" baskets in one year lol. Oh My!
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