Quote Originally Posted by Piper
I heard an interesting tidbit from a Bermudian friend who's a landscape architect. He said that the longer a spike takes to form, the longer you can expect the bloom to last.

I hadn't thought of that before. What do you guys think??

Maybe that is true.
According to my experience with the dendrob I've posted, it has spiked for a month and now after a month of blooming it started to wilt.