How to force orchid buds to open
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.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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!