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Fredclarkeara After Dark

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Am new to Orchid care. I bought a Fredclarkeara After Dark off a website. Attached is a picture of what it looks like. I am not sure how to look after it as I am told that once the leaves have fallen off you need to stop watering it so that it can flower but I don't know if it has yet to have leaves or what stage it is in. Please can someone advise
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Welcome, crashpack! This plant is dormant, so it does not need watering. As you get into spring, look for new growth appearing at the base of the most recent pseudobulb (the one with the white, papery covering). When the roots at the base of the new growth are 2 to 4inches long, then you start watering.

Personally, I like to do my repotting as soon as the new growth appears. That way I can orient the bulb to give the new growth plenty of room in the pot. Then hold off watering until the roots are long. By then, the new leaves will be spreading out a bit also.

There is lots of cultural information on Fred Clark's website:https://www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com/...tasetinae.html
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Welcome, crashpack! This plant is dormant, so it does not need watering. As you get into spring, look for new growth appearing at the base of the most recent pseudobulb (the one with the white, papery covering). When the roots at the base of the new growth are 2 to 4inches long, then you start watering.

Personally, I like to do my repotting as soon as the new growth appears. That way I can orient the bulb to give the new growth plenty of room in the pot. Then hold off watering until the roots are long. By then, the new leaves will be spreading out a bit also.

There is lots of cultural information on Fred Clark's website:https://www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com/...tasetinae.html
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