Blooming orchids - how long is too long

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sdk.catfish

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I have a complex hybrid paph Montclair King 'Fantasy' x Satin Veil 'Whiute Aura) - picture below. It has been in bloom since late December so you will notice that bloom is fading. However a couple months ago it put up another spike which hasn't opened yet. I haven't re-potted this orchid since I acquired it 9/2018 and there was no re-potting history with it, so suffice it to say it is in dire need of re-potting (its in a 3.5 inch pot right now). It has at least 2 new growths. My question is should I just let this go ahead and bloom out or should I cut the blooms and re-pot the plant. The reason I ask is that I had a Pinocchio once that I let bloom continually for almost two years. When I went to re-pot that there was virtually no root system and it died. Any advice is most welcome. Thank you
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Linus_Cello

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I would repot to get a sense of the roots. If good roots I think it’s ok for the second spike to bloom. The plant seems healthy.

on something completely different, I like your avatar. What is it?
 

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Linus - thanks for your quick response. So you don't think the second bud will blast if I re-pot or it might but that is just a chance I need to take? The plant in my avatar is Phrag Peruflora's Cirila Alca x sib. I like it as well. That was a first bloom from about a year ago. It is probably 3 weeks away from blooming again so I am excited to see that. I don't much about Perufora in general but would like to acquire others similar if you have any advice.
 
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