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Gongora "Pterodactyl"

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    Envious of Geoff's (Dorsetman) last Gongora post, I managed to find one at the North of England Show a few weeks ago. Unfortunately when I got home I found the last six buds had been broken off . I am new to this genus so, if anyone has any tips on watering, I'd be very grateful.
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    A couple of shots of the now open blooms.
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    Looks like a great, healthy plant, Steve. This orchid's blooms are really cool. Love the red color and the 'fangs'.

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    65 million year old plant? haha....gorgeous...

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    I really like Gongora's and this one is no exception. These always remind me of 'when knighthood was in flower'. I bet you didn't think they were speaking of an orchid did you? AL

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    Very healthy plant and gorgeous flowers.

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    What a cool bloom! Thanks for sharing

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    I've always loved the little flying dragons! Is yours fragrant?

    Haven't had a Gongora myself in years so take my words with a large grain of salt..... If I am remembering correctly, they like quite a bit of water especially when in active growth. Fairly heavy feeders too, I think.

    Have to try one again one of these days.

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    I love these! The flowers are so interesting, so cool, and the foliage is quite pretty, as well. I must look into these.

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