The buds were tiny on this phalaenopsis and then over the course of a weekend, the first bud grew from the size of my pinky to the size of my thumb and a copule of days later, it opened! There are currently two flowers open.
This was the orchid that I bought and had at least one flower open for two years. I'm wondering how long these flowers will last and how long it will keep sending out spikes. We shall see!