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Gongora "Pterodactyl" success

This is a discussion on Gongora "Pterodactyl" success within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this orchid at the beginning of June with one flower spike which the ...

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    I bought this orchid at the beginning of June with one flower spike which the vendor broke whilst packaging it up.
    It took me a while to figure out the watering regime and so it ended up having a few crinkled leaves. But I've been rewarded with six spikes . Now the wait.....Name:  gongora 1copy.jpg
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    Very nice job! Can't wait to see it in bloom!

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    Wow, awesome job with this orchid!

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    Great suprise! 6 spikes!!!!!!. I adore gongora. Will be a fantastic focal point when the inflorescences open. Will eagerly await the next photos.Has it flowered for you before? Cant begin to explain how such a less popular prided exotic plant flowers with a completely different colour, form, pattern than expected. Acquired a clavidora recently as a gift from a friend in Phillipines and really hope it turns out to be just that at the proof of the pudding stage. If its not im sure it will still be gratefully recieved and 6 spikes is incredible.

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    Congrats, Steve! The flowers I saw on one at a show a couple years ago were quite nice. I really like the shape of the pseudobulbs on the Gongoras.

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    Beautiful plant and well grown...

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    You should definitely be proud of yourself. I have a Gongora Histrionica which I hope to see spikes soon. I also am looking forward to seeing the blooms on these six spikes. This ought to be a wonderful show! AL

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    Wow!! Don't forget to share the blooms when they open .

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    Lucky you! Congrats Steve, and keep us updated on this beauty!

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    Thanks for all your comments. Matt I've only had this plant since June so no, it hasn't flowered for me before. Paul, I agree the pseudobulbs are cool. I will post further pics when the buds open.

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