hey... i sort of adopted/ received an orchid from a friend of a friend who had it for a bit and then didn't want it because they couldn't care for it and i (supposedly) can... long story short: it is a paphiopedilum "magic lantern" (delenatii x micranthum) and it has the flower spike-- however, i do not know if it has flowered yet or not, therefore i do not know if i should cut off the spike yet or not. my question is this: is there anyway to figure out if it has flowered yet? can i tell from looking at the plant? if there is no way to tell, is it detrimental to leave the spike on? if anybody can help or thinks they can help, i may be able to borrow a digital camera and get a picture as well. thanks a lot.