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