oncidium “sharry baby”

oncidium “sharry baby” is a very popular cultivar, based on o. ornithorhyncum. it’s available in different blooming colors.

care

lighting

oncidium “sharry baby” can be located from bright to light shaded but does best in bright light without afternoon sun. some morning and/or evening sun will be tolerated.

temperature

this orchid can be cultivated at room temperature throughout the year with a winter minium of 14 °c/57 °f.

soil/repotting

oncidium “sharry baby” can’t be grown in a regular potting soil. there are special mixes (with fir bark and peat moss) for orchids available. it should be repotted every 2-3 years, when it begins to outgrow the pot and the soil is going to break down.

watering

drench the soil well, water running out of the pot’s hole should be removed after a few minutes. wet legs can cause root rot. before watering next let it become moderately dry. if the pseudobulbs begin to shrink means that you have kept your orchid too dry.

fertilizer

a orchid fertilizer at half strength can be given monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks if placed at room temperature in fall and winter.

humidity

oncidium “sharry baby” welcomes if sprayed over every morning, so the water can evaporate throughout the day. this gives the orchid some extra humidity and it can tolerate if the soil gets a bit drier.

reblooming oncidium “sharry baby”

the bloom spike can be cutted when it has dried. the old growth will not flower again. after blooming oncidium “sharry baby” is producing new shoots. eight to twelfe months later they will show the pseudo-bulbs. now the orchid is ready for blooming again.

for producing its inflorescense a few weeks at approx. 16 °c/60 °f can have an positive impact. now it has to be kept a bit drier and must not be feeded until it’s showing the flower spike.

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oncidium “sharry baby” ‘yellow flash’