Gongora tracyana is one of the smaller growing gongoras and a firm favourite amongst the orchid project students. Gongora tracyana is a really lovely plant with masses of small flowers on long spikes. The flowers are fragrant and seem relatively long lasting (just over a week). Sadly it came too late for the Wisley show last weekend and too early for the Glasgow Orchid Fair in just over two weeks time.
We grow all of our Gongora species 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.