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Gongora gratulabunda

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Boytjie, May 14, 2014.

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  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    First time for me flowering a Gongora species, and I love this thing. Looks like a squadron of 3" dragons in flight, and smells like cloves. Grown W/H in bright filtered light on my porch in the summers, indoors and cooler in the winter under T5 lights.
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stephen, what is W/H?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, I imagine W/H = warm/hot.

    Stephen, congratulations on the blooming. I like Gomgora too, and if the plants weren't so big I would have a lot more. How big is this plant?
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Kelly wins. W/H is indeed supposed to mean warm/hot. I figured if folks could use I/W for intermediate/warm, then I could get away with using this. Kelly, the plant is still a seedling in a three-inch pot, three mature pseudobulbs, but it does hint at a very large plant to come. Leaves are nearly a foot long.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Steven, I thought it might be wholly hydroponic.:oops:
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I thought it meant wet and hot hahaha!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Zach, now I don't feel as if the world is passing me by. I was sure I was the only one who didn't know.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Technically I didn't know either, since I made it up on the spot and just assumed everyone would know what the heck I was talking about. o_O
     
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    So much to love about this thread... The flower, the m/h inquiry, the m/h guesses, and the fact you made acronym up on the fly! :)


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    well I say very nice colours and well done to first Gongorain flower! if most people forget why person post here pictures of its nice plant...