365 days of orchids – day 634 – Gongora bufonia


We can guarantee that there is always at least one gongora species in flower in the school greenhouse and this week we have our Gongora bufonias bursting into flower.

Gongora bufonia is a medium sized plant but one that produces impressive long flower spikes densely packed with flowers (45 flowers on this spike today). The flowers are smallish but give a great display. The species is found in Colombia and Brazil and with us flowers in the summer and autumn (the winter and spring in its natural habitat)

As with all our gongoras we grow plants in baskets and keep them well watered all year. We find it easier to manage baskets on a bench until flower spikes are produced and then we hang the plant up to flower.


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