365 days of orchids – day 195 – Gongora galeata

Our most floriferous Gongora species is galeata. This species is native to wet montane and cloud forests in Mexico from 600 to 1800m.

Like all our Gongora species we grow the plant in a basket to allow for its pendulous flower spikes and keep the plant damp all year round but wetter in the summer.

Keeping hanging baskets damp can be difficult as it involves watering upwards and so we keep our Gongoras on benches except when flower spikes are spotted and then they are hung from the roof.


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