Gongora tracyana – 365 days of orchids – day 1131


Each time a gongora species opens we have a little argument about whether this one is our favourite.  Well, today this is our favourite.This Gongora species Gongora tracyana is a really lovely plant with masses of small flowers on long spikes. This plant currently has two spikes each 80 Cm long and more than 50 flowers (when the second spike opens too) each 2cm across. The flowers are fragrant and seem relatively long lasting (just over a week).

We grow all of our Gongoras warm to suit the natural environment that for this species is wet lowland forests in Panama and South America. All our gongoras are in baskets to allow the development of long pendulous flower spikes but this does mean that we need to water heavily to keep plants sufficiently damp.


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