When I bought a number of tiny orchids from Australian Orchid Nursery recently I thought I would have a long wait before I see any flowers but no, look –
From its 50mm (2 inch) pot emerged a spike with seven buds!
The Sarcochilus is a native orchid of Eastern Australia. Mine usually lives under the eave on the south (that is the shady side here down under) but I have brought it indoors to enjoy the blooms.
Edit: The buds continued to open as I was writing this post: