How to Grow Roses from Cuttings – High Success Rate

How to Propagate Roses from Cuttings

Some plants like roses are very easy to propagate. Here are the tips for how to grow roses from cuttings using 3 different methods: propagation on soil, on water, and on a potato.

How to Grow Roses from Cuttings Step by Step

Follow carefully the following steps to learn how to grow roses from cuttings, you will see that it is very simple and you will have success with your new roses.

Thanks to this method we have different roses in our garden because we exchange cuttings with relatives, neighbors, and gardening exchange groups in our city.

Time for Rooting Roses

The best time of year to grow roses from cuttings is in late summer.

Prepare the Propagation Before Cutting

Prepare the method of propagation in advance before cutting the stems. The process between cutting and beginning propagation should be quick. That’s why it’s not possible to propagate or cultivate roses from bouquets.

For soil propagation in a pot prepare a mix of compost and vermiculite or perlite for good draining. Make a hole in it in advance. Do not use the stem that you want to propagate to make the hole. This is the least stressful method since there is no great change of habitat for the rose. It is the most recommended method accompanied by using the rooting hormone as we will see below.

For water propagation, fill a jar with distilled water and place it in a light full place.

For propagation on a potato (the least recommended method): Make a hole in it in advance. Don’t stress the by shoving it in the potato.

Avoid Infections

Before cutting, disinfect the scissors with alcohol or bleach solution. You don’t want the plant to get sick. We recommend using quality scissors to grow roses from cuttings, below are some excellent scissors.

Choose your Stems Carefully

Choose your stems carefully. Prefer young stems (that grew during spring and summer), about 5-10 inches long (13-25 cm). Never choose stems from bouquets.

Propagating Roses from Cuttings

Remove leaves, thorns, and flowers from the entire stem. Cut each stem side at a 45-degree angle.

how to propagate roses from cuttings

The Most Important Step to Grow Roses from Cuttings!

Instantly dip the cut end into rooting hormone powder, bone meal fertilizer, or honey. Keep it wet for rooting, and under the light. After 1 or 2 months, small leaves and roots will begin to appear indicating the success of the process. With the first roots move to the soil and let it grow!

how to propagate roses from cuttings

As a final recommendation, we recommend you use this rooting hormone (Order here) to grow roses from cuttings. We have obtained magnificent results.

Hormex Rooting Powder #16 - for Difficult to Root Woody Plants - 1.6 IBA Rooting Hormone for Plant Cuttings - Fast & Effective - Free of Alcohol, Dye, Gel & Preservatives for Healthier Roots, 21g
  • FASTEST ROOTING POWDER FOR PLANT CUTTINGS: Hormex rooting hormone powder is a unique product that encourages the natural process of rooting new plants from cuttings. Please check the list of plant varieties and rooting powder strength in the product photos.
  • SUITABLE FOR ALL GROW MEDIUMS: Accelerate strong and healthy roots with this root stimulator for plants that are excellent for all grow mediums like Rockwool, coco, peat moss, soil, clay pellets, and more. As an added bonus, it also helps prevent root rot and sagging cuttings.
  • NO BAD STUFF: Our root hormone for cuttings is an excellent powder to use even on the toughest and hard-to-root plants, like juniper, grapes, tomatoes, and more. It is made with no alcohol, dye, or preservatives, which is especially important when plants are for consumption.
rooting hormone for roses cuttings
The rooting hormone that we use successfully!!!

About Julia Morgan

We are the Morgans, Henry, and Julia, both agronomists from the University of Michigan, where we met. We are experts in putting our hands in the soil and developing organic foods and improving production processes for decades. Likewise, we have worked for companies such as Mondelez International, BASF, Monsanto, etc. currently in our role as science writers for as well as advisors in promoting large scale food growing in urbanized areas. In this website, we share what we are most passionate about, gardening and farming. Enjoy and see real photos on our website. We hope that all our advice will be useful to you and that you will become an expert gardener.

Comments are closed.