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PlantFiles: Orchid, Gongora Golden Condor

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gongora (GON-gor-uh) (Info)
Grex name: Golden Condor
Additional cultivar information: (Gga. scaphephorus x Gga. fulva)
Hybridized by Hoosier-Whitten; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sieloff On Apr 10, 2011, sieloff from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Large thin leaves may become decidious if the plant is underwatered. Grows well in osmunda and long fiber sphagnum moss. It needs even moisture, humidity, light shade and temperatures between 60F to 80F. Well grown plants mature 2 to 3 large pseudobulbs per year. Flower stalk is very long and haings down under the plant. The blooms have a heavy, sweet smell with spicy overtones. This Orchid is distantly related to Cymbidiums. Wild Gongoras are essential to the production of Brazil nuts.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Indianapolis, Indiana

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