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    There's actually two stages of dormancy, Eco-dormancy and endo-dormancy. In endo-dormancy the plant is in an halted state, will not grow. In this stage the plants count chilling units to keep track of time passed. After it counts the appropriate amount of units the plant will transition into eco-dormancy. The plant will not respond to warmer weather in endo-dormancy stage. The temperature and shortening of daylight are the inducing factors here.

    Eco-dormancy is more light related. The plant is technically "sleeping" but is ready to be awaken. This is the hovering stage while the plant is waiting for the right weather to wake up. Weather can bring a plant to life at any point in this stage.

    Now, I believe (I've never tested this part so I don't know for sure) that cueing back the photo period and just using eco-dormancy could be an option for a longer term survival of a completely controlled environment temperate plant. Whether it grows or thrives I don't know. I'm sure it would survive longer term than a plant given no dormancy.

    I personally follow the nature rule and try to keep my plants in a habitat that closely mimics their natural habitat. Which for most NA CP's means endo-dormancy, and being outside if you live in the US.

    Best of luck however you decide to go.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Bob please!

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    I have no idea what that means or how that text got there. My apologies... I underwent a medical procedure and was under anesthesia. Please disregard! Thanks.

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