Oh, please post boom photos, Jane. I will live vicariously through yours! Thanks for posting this!!
This stupid plant of mine is large, dark purple and the offset is as large as the mother. I will mention that it is a S-L-O-W grower. It hangs in vanda light and has yet to bloom. Possibly they have a distinct bloom season? I'm going to check mine this weekend to see if there might (fingers and toes crossed) be the possibility of a spike?