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Old 10-16-2018, 01:11 PM
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Mine are extremely variable about starting dormancy... I don't stop watering until leaves drop (rather than trying to force dormancy this early) unless they perversely stay "awake" into December, then I start to force the issue. But especially with young plants grown under conditions different than yours, I would suggest letting the plant tell YOU when it is ready go dormant.
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Thank you, Roberta and isurus79 for your helpful advice. I agree with you both.

The Jumbo Puff and the Millennium Magic have finished their growth for this season. Their most recent growth is huge compared to the previous one, the leaves are even starting to turn yellow at the base. I will continue to watch over them, watering with tap water from time to time until the leaves drop, then let then go dry.

The Wine Delight is still in growth mode, completely. There are even leaves in the crown that haven't finished unfurling. I will continue to water and fertilize this one until it finishes the cycle, which will be later than the rest, but it's fine. I can handle it.

I am already in love with the little guys.
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I would suggest letting the plant tell YOU when it is ready go dormant.
Two things:

1. The yellow color at the base of the leaves indicates two plants are going dormant as I type this. Hence my suggestion.
2. Forcing dormancy is a reliable and successful way to grow these plants, assuming the newest bulbs are mature. Donít be afraid to dirty with Catasetinae. They donít mind a bit.
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That's good to know. Useful to not have them go off-season (within reason).
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That's good to know. Useful to not have them go off-season (within reason).
And to save space. See my post on this topic here: Catasetum trimming time!
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