In July 2012 I got a pretty small cattleya alliance plant.
When I bought it, I thought it was peach and orange in color and although I'm not a huge fan of splash type of cattleyas, I've got a soft spot for peach and orange coloration, so...
On December 25 2012, the plant looked like this:
It had a new growth and I was hoping that it would bloom within the next 6 months or so. I'm used to waiting for catts to do their whole 'sheath thing'.
But oh no, not this guy. Instead of developing buds painfully slow, they kinda just exploded from the core of the new growth before it had leaves or anything!
So this is how it looks today, a bit more than a month later. Not a hint of peach or orange, but I think I like it anyway!