Orchid Plants
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How to force orchid buds to open

Zone Harleysville PA 19438 | sandrabakerd2 added on March 19, 2017 | Answered

I have a small orchid and it has buds. I would like to force open the buds in a couple days to enter it in a small community flower show if possible.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 20, 2017

This is frowned upon in most Orchid growers circles.
You can gently use a pencil to lift a stuck petal and sometimes a rinse in warm water can loosen up a tight bud.

Provide good care and wait!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

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