What happens when the dormancy period is neglected?

Well, actually not quite much. The plants go on with growing and flowering, and it seems to be okay for them.

But in fact it isn’t!

The plants which are dormant during a period of time in the wild, should get such a ‘time-out’ in cultivation too. They use this time to regenerate, and the grower can use this time for repotting and for removing of old substrate or dead roots etc..

See what happens first, when You miss the right time to give Your plants colder and drier conditions.:

Not only does it look harmless, it looks quite beautiful too. But when the actual growing season starts, the plants show the first signs for inanition – and this doesn’t neighter look harmless nor beautiful then. 😦