Posted by Newt on January 27, 2003 at 19:52:53:
In Reply to: Miniature Rose posted by Lorna on January 27, 2003 at 15:51:17:
: Hi! I just got an indoor miniature rose in full bloom, it has a self draiing pot, and from what I've read, a pretty optimal amount of both sun and artificial light. I've had it for about a week and all of a sudden it just up and died on me! Could this have been some freak occurence?
: Does it have anything to do with having just bloomed? Is it allergic to fertilizer? Does it need to be sang and/or read to? HELP!! Before I end up with a room full of carcasses!!
: :) Thanks you guys!
Oh my, a room full of carcasses!!! I just laughed and laughed. I don't know the magic formula with these testy plants. My dh loves to bring me plants and flowers and I've had two of these little rascals die on me. The first one got mildew and was dead in a week and the second did what yours did and just croaked one day! I'm a good gardener, but they frustrate me. If this last one lives, I'm going to plant it in the garden as soon as it's warm enough and pray!
I do know that roses like moisture and if you let it dry out too much it will croak. The ones he has brought me have mostly peat for potting soil and peat is difficult to keep moist once it dries. Maybe that's the problem. Another possibliity is that it travelled home in really cold weather and couldn't deal. I did find this site by searching at www.google.com and put in quotes with a plus sign like this: "how to" + "miniature rose"
Wish I could be of more help, but you do get my sympathy vote! Keep your sense of humor, it does help. :)