Can You Root a Rose by Putting a Cutting in Water?

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Roses are a traditional and very elegant flower. Rose bushes can be grown from potted plants or cuttings of existing rose bushes.

Features

  • Roses grow on rose bushes that can range from miniature (one foot tall) to very large (up to five feet tall). They can also be of climbing varieties, with long stems that act like vines. Rose blooms come in a wide variety of colors.

Rooting Rose Cuttings

  • Rose cuttings are pieces of rose stem that are cut from existing rose plants. An ideal rose cutting is at least 12 inches long. These cuttings can be placed root-side down in jars of water to take root.

Transplanting Rose Cuttings

  • Once a rose cutting has rooted, that cutting is transplanted to a pot or to the outdoors for growing.

Lifespans

  • Rose bushes can be kept indoors as potted plants or taken outside and planted in the garden. Healthy rose bushes can last up to 50 years.

Considerations

  • Roses suffer from exposure to cold and improper pruning techniques. When gardeners are rooting and growing roses, it's important that they consider their region's temperature and water availability to choose the best variety of rose bush.

References

  • Photo Credit Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kristin Bradley
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