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Some (especially complex hybrids) very definitely can flower during dormancy... Here is Mormodes Mark Mills... with a big, beautiful spike, has had no leaves (and no water) for at least 6 weeks. .
That is a giant bulb!
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Ok! Good to know thank you. The media itís in is really retaining water and is kind of sticky and muddy so Iíve been wanting to repot it. Hereís how it looks right now. There are a lot... of roots.
You can repot now for sure. And absolutely no need to water it now. In fact, best to have the media dry at this stage. Or if you weren't going to repot it ----- then letting the media dry right out will be good.
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You can repot now for sure. And absolutely no need to water it now. In fact, best to have the media dry at this stage. Or if you weren't going to repot it ----- then letting the media dry right out will be good.
Thank you so muchóand thank you to Roberta, too! I wouldíve kept watering 😅 Thanks again all!
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Hi all!! So I have a leaf! Itís 3.75Ē from base to tip. Should I start watering? Here it was mentioned 3-4Ē or when the leaves are unfurling so I think Iím good?
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I would wait another couple of weeks. If you see really long roots winding around, you might give a sip, but it'll do no harm (and likely help) to wait a bit.

Take a look at the links in this thread for photos:
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I would wait another couple of weeks. If you see really long roots winding around, you might give a sip, but it'll do no harm (and likely help) to wait a bit.

Take a look at the links in this thread for photos:
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Omg this is killing me 😆 But Iíll wait!
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Maybe put your hands in your pockets, and sing "Happy Birthday" as you pass the plant to distract yourself and make it impossible to reach for the watering can??
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Iím gonna have to!! I checked (and thank you for the video by the way; very helpful) and I donít see any new roots yet so guess iím a ways off!!!

Yeah I found the roots, theyíre extremely tiny. Thanks again for saving my plantís life 😆
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If the leaves start to spread out, that's also a clue if the roots are really down in the pot. But usually, even if the first batch of roots are hidden, they'll be a second flush of roots showing at the base of the growth... yet another clue that it's close.
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