Onc. Sharry Baby 'Ruby'

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It is a corny/cheesy name (Sharry Baby) heheh ----- but this particular juvenile orchid, which opened its first ever flower (of first-ever bloom) yesterday ----- looks nice. This is the one that I had placed next to a C. purpurata in the first pic of this set. This flower is the first one to open on that flower spike. First time flowering.




 

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May I ask why you think "Sharry Baby" is corny or cheesy?
There are a lot of orchid names out there that are corny and cheesy ------ for such as C. Dal's Good One, Gct. Swig of Brandy, and even Fred's Fdk. Crazy Good --- and a whole bunch (in general - not from Fred). Sharry --- fine - in my view that is. But Sharry Baby (with the Baby next to it) ---- does sound cheesy/corny according to me. It is true that somebody had to name them. And that's how it came out heheh.

There's one cultivar called Onc. Sharry Baby 'Ruby Doll' --- which really seems to take the cake on the cheesyness. The one I have isn't that one though. The one in these pics here has the 'Ruby' clonal name. It's not the 'Ruby Doll'. The flowers of 'Ruby Doll' are very nice too.
 
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Congrats 👏
Mine bloomed 2 months ago! Blooms twice annually. Love 💘 that fragrance!
Thanks for your post GP, and also for mentioning that yours gets flowers two times in a season!! Nice! This one that I purchased came from another city in our state of Queensland - from Brisbane (the city). I purchased a couple of these in little tubs - and I took them onboard into the aircraft cabin for the flight home hehe. This is something that maybe a lot of us growers here have done before. Still nice a memorable experience. That was my first time taking an orchid on a plane - which was the memorable experience!

I will go to smell the flowers today - to see if it has fragrance - I forgot about that - until you reminded me. That's excellent in that your Sharry Baby has nice fragrance, and that it flowered only quite recently.
 

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Yeah, names are definitely in the eye (ear? mind?) of the beholder. One of my all-time favorites though was C. velutina x E. cordigera, registered by Bil Thoms. It was so ugly, he named it Epc. Never Remake This.
hahaha !! Nice one Ray haha. That one made my day. Never Remake This --- is hilarious!!! Thanks for the nice heads-up about that one. It's so wrong, but hilarious! Thanks Ray.
 

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abax ----- I had a sniff this afternoon in the growing area - but the breeze is crazy this afternoon. I will have another whiff in the morning - when it's generally much calmer. I think I might have had a hint of chocolate smell ------ but not certain because GreenPaph's comment might have influenced my 'wanting' to smell chocolate hahaha!
 

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yo, i can actually see the pictures now! hahahah

since yours isn’t fragrant, i think you need another sharry baby in your house
 

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yo, i can actually see the pictures now! hahahah
since yours isn’t fragrant, i think you need another sharry baby in your house
Excellent to know that the pics are coming through! For the fragrance - there may still be hope hahaha. I think I have to take a whiff at various times of the day. Fingers (and nose) crossed!!!!!

I have a second juvenile plant - same clone tag on it - no flower spikes just yet. But also grow Onc. Twinkle 'Fragrance Fantasy' ----- which really does have a strong scent ------- full-on vanilla smell. If the Sharry Baby gets a chocolate smell ----- and if one day -- both the Sharry Baby and Twinkle flower at the same time ------ it would be interesting to smell both at the same time hahahaha --- choc vanilla!
 

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Haha then you might not like the cultivar names I give my plants. Some are pretty corny and nerdy, which I like because they evoke humour in those they run into.
 

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Haha then you might not like the cultivar names I give my plants. Some are pretty corny and nerdy, which I like because they evoke humour in those they run into.
DLE hahahaha .... that's ok! I won't make it too personal hehehe
As long as you don't call it 'Sunday Rose' hahahaha (kidding!)
 
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abax! Got smell this time! In the morning ----- finally got scents to smell. This particular one isn't choccy. It's some 'sweet' smell - sort of like the nice air 'freshener' tabs we put in cars, or laundry shirt/clothes freshener spray for ironing. Quite nice. Unpleasantness factor zero. For example, one of my catts, the Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red ----- has some sort of over-powering scent, which isn't 100% pleasant on my nose as well hahaha.
 

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