How to Propagate Roses From Cuttings
Using Rose Cuttings Is Not a Speedy Process
- It takes a rose cutting about six to eight weeks to root, but when you know you are going to have the perfect rose the wait will be short as you can rest easy knowing you have done your part to eradicate viruses and disappointing rose bushes that never are up to par.
- And, it is so easy. If you already have what you feel is the perfect rose, take a cutting about six inches long and "wound' the bottom of the stem, which should have been cut diagonally. (Just take a small, thin slice up the cutting with a sharp knife). Remove the bottom leaves, but keep some leaves on at the top. Then, dip the cutting in a good rooting hormone and place in a moistened mixture of potting soil and perlite. This is a great blend that will encourage the rose to grow quickly.
- Keep your cutting moist at all times and provide plenty of air and sunshine - they're free!
- I like to take cuttings from new growth in the spring right after the roses have bloomed. You can also take cuttings from older growth, but it is better to do that in late fall.
- When you find the perfect rose, don't let it slip through your fingers! Clone it and enjoy it for years to come.
This Is a Very Popular Video That Shows You the Proper Way to Take Rose Cuttings
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