What is this beautiful flower and how do I take care of it?

by Jessica
(Ventura, CA)

Hello, Any help is much appreciated! I went to a funeral yesterday and the plant that the family gave away was this beautiful mini flowered orchid (I believe). Does anyone know how I should care for it and what it is called? Thank you so much for any help!

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Jan 31, 2013
Cable's Reply
by: Cable Thompson

This is an Oncidium orchid, very likely Onc. Sharry Baby. This is one of the most common Oncidium hybrids, and with good reason: they are beautiful, and most are very fragrant too. They like typical Oncidum care, and with time can grow into quite large specimens.


Feb 27, 2013
by: Sam

I could get lost looking at that orchid! I really hope I can find one like that one day, when I have somewhere to successfully keep it anyway, looks huge! I am constantly amazed by orchids and how unique the different types are... I have to be dragged away from them when I see them in shops now. I've got nowhere to put the ones I already have, oops! Love this site, so full of knowledge and information :)

Dec 31, 2014
I have an Oncidium Sharry Baby
by: David

I know what a wonderful orchid this can be after having seen it many times in orchid shows and on vendor sales tables. I purchased a small one at Home Depot about 2 years ago and it keeps getting bigger and better each year- most recently putting out about a dozen flower spikes! I live in South Florida where I'm able to keep my orchids outdoors all year and that's probably one reason it has done so well for me

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