Well mine had a tiny spike on it when I got it - had the plant in a west window for a couple months and the spike didn't budge - I thought it was dead
Then I moved the plant into the south window and immediately that spike starting growing! lol
I put some sphag on top of the media and keep that moist - hoping that ups the humidity around the plant - don't know if it does much or not - but my plant looks happy
I do believe the spots are normal - mine has them and has gotten more being in the south window so I think it is from receiving lots of light
yours is a beauty - very nice color!
I hope mine is as nice