Grow a Rose Stem?
Hello, I gave my wife a dozen roses a couple of weeks ago. They were
decorated up in a nice basket with some foam in the bottom and a
couple of rose stems. These stems were just green stalk of the rose
with nothing on them, just for decoration.
After the roses started to die off we cleaned out the basket but we
noticed that one of the stems had small leave buds forming at the top
and small roots on the bottom. So we moved this into a vase filled
Long story short, I was hoping to get some advise on if it would be
posible grow this into a rose bush?
Or are we just wasting our time with this? It does seem to be growing
right now but I don't know how long it will last.
Anyway, I didn't mean to ramble on for so long. If you have any
advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much,
It's always fun to experiment so try potting up the rose cutting and see what happens. I've had good luck with this method. Dip roots in Rooting Hormone then tap lightly to remove excess powder. Using a 4" pot filled with good potting soil, insert a pencil or something of that nature almost to the bottom of the pot and rock it around a little bit to make a decent size hole. Then insert the rose cutting, being careful to not disturb the roots any more than necessary. Place near a sunny window but not in direct sun. Don't let the soil completely dry out but don't overwater. Watch for new leaves to develop.
If it doesn't work, you haven't lost anything but your time. If it does work...how cool is that? :lol: