Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Hildos'
This orchid has been slowly growing a flower spike since June, when I purchased it. The spike survived two cat attacks, and a bout of root rot. It is now about 25" tall, and would be even taller if I had it staked upright. (For purposes of fitting this orchid in my terrarium without scorching the flowers, I am letting the spike curve naturally downward).
Psychopsis flower bud
The spike has finally stopped growing vertically, and has formed a flower bud. It's about 1/2" long. Since the flowers can be as big as 4x6", this little bud still has a long time left to grow.