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How to Grow a Rose from Stem Cuttings

Posted at January 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Caring for Roses,Organic Rose Gardening,Rose Planting | 0 Comment


How to Grow a Rose from Stem Cuttings

One of the most popular ways on how to grow rose is to plant one using stem cuttings. It’s a lot easier, and you can propagate your roses effectively without having to buy bare root roses in the market. The key here to successfully grow one is to do it right, coupled with the best techniques to prevent it from growing weak and die.

The things you’ll need are:

-          Cuttings from a healthy rose plant (make sure to cut using sterile shears)

-          Sterile pots

-          Potting soil (nutritious soil)

-          Rooting hormone

Step 1: Choosing a healthy rose bush is the key here to make sure that the cuttings will survive with all the stresses it would face from the process of transferring to the pot full of healthy loam soil. Once you already obtained the cuttings, you are ready for the next step in the process of planting the rose.

Step 2: Fill the pot with the soil and then water the soil to make sure that the drainage of the pot is working properly. Next, you need to poke the center part of the soil using a pencil. This is to make sure that while inserting the rose cuttings, the base will not be damaged and it would go smoothly down to the bottom of the pot.

Step 3: Remember your rose cuttings? Dip the stem in the water and then tap off the excess. Dip again the lower part of the stem with the rooting hormone (it usually comes in powder form) and then shake off any excess.

Step 4: Carefully insert the rose cutting to the pot, then, as much as possible, fill a little bit more soil and make sure that they the body of the stem is covered.

Step 5: Last but not the least, in order to develop the roots, moisture is the key. Cover the pot with the rose cutting in a plastic. Occasionally spray a little bit of water to add moisture but not overdo it or else the plant will die. This will serve as their tiny greenhouse—isn’t it cute?

Now that you already know how to grow a rose from cuttings, it’s time for you to try out in your own home. Good Luck!

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