I am new to growing orchids, received my first as a gift last May (09). I now have three, and all of them sent out bloom spikes again this spring. It seems like it is taking forever for the blooms to open. It is like watching a butterfly in a chrysalis. I can see the spots on the petals through the green sheath, but have no idea how long it is supposed to take before they are fully developed and open.
The orchid with the best developed buds was labeled as a Hawaiian Odontoglossum. How long does it typically take for blooms to develop and open?