How to Grow Roses From Cuttings

Growing roses from cuttings is an easy, economical way to increase your garden’s bounty. To start, select healthy stems with no blooms, removing any flowers or buds. Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle using sharp and sterilized pruning shears.

Next, dip the end of each cutting in rooting hormone powder and shake off any excess. Fill a container with moistened potting soil and create holes using a pencil or stick inserted at least an inch deep.

Carefully place each cutting into its hole, gently pressing the soil around it to help establish good contact with the stem. Cover the container with clear plastic film to maintain high humidity levels while allowing enough air circulation for growth.

Place this in a warm spot out of direct sunlight and make sure it stays consistently moist until signs of new growth appear, usually within two months. Once established, transplant into separate pots filled with rich potting soil.

To get your roses to grow luxuriously after planting outside in the garden bed or pot, add fertilizers every six weeks during the growing months (spring through summer). For outdoor plantations, plantings should be done during fall and winter when temperatures are cooler.

Trim back old foliage annually on established plants to promote new growth and continued blossom production. By following these simple steps, you should have beautiful fragrant roses that bloom well all year long without purchasing expensive plants from gardening centers!

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