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Q.Do orchids go dormant? How long does it last? How do you care for a apparently dormant (no flowers or buds) orchid?

Zone 45845 | zircherp added on August 1, 2019 | Answered
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Answered on August 1, 2019

No, Orchids do not have a dormancy period. They are evergreens, and will have leaves year round, since they require a tropical, or near tropical environment.

The flowering cycle of a typical orchid will require dark cycle changes. They will grow vegetatively when night time hours fall below 12 hours. They flower once the dark hour count exceeds 12 hours per night. Long nights trigger flowering.

This article will help you to grow orchids: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

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