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Super Easy Rooting of Roses From Cuttings

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I have tried several methods of rooting rose cuttings. Some were complete fails, like using potatoes and others were much more successful and easier for me. I am sharing one of the easiest I have tried yet.
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
Take your cuttings from healthy canes, some prefer to cut at a y but I have found it isn't necessarily faster in my trials. Cutting below a leaf bud is sufficient.
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
here is a photo of the heal wood or at a Y that some claim is better for rooting. Like I mentioned, I have not found this to be any better than just cutting below a leaf bud but I thought to give you the option.
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
I do use a rooting medium, I have used several types. I list them here in my post...http://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/rooting-roses-from-cuttings-or-slips/
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
I use a mix of perlite and potting soil or compost for a well draining rooting medium and put it into a clean, sterile plastic cup. Holes have been cut in the bottom for plenty of drainage.
I have used milk jugs but they are bulkier than I want and cutting them was a pain.
With this method the cuttings sit on my window sill easily, using an old plastic lid as a water catching tray underneath or a clean sour cream tub. (don't let the cups sit in water)
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
The plastic dome lids keep in the moisture and the hole in the top lets air in and it gives you a place to add water without lifting the lid.
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
Before you know it you have lots of tiny roots. This can take from 3 to 6 months depending on the season. I leave mine in these containers until I see lots of healthy roots.
  • super easy rooting of roses from cuttings, flowers, gardening, how to
Another method I love using is the terra cotta pots with a large mayo jar (this one is plastic so it is lighter than glass). The benefit of the terra cotta is it lets the roots breathe. Visit my blog post to see more info, link is below.
(note: please only take cuttings from non-patented plants, otherwise we are infringing on the patent and the breeders rights)

To see more: http://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/rooting-roses-from-cuttings-or-slips/

  • Joy martin
    Joy martin Gonzales, LA
    on May 1, 2016

    I'll have to try this one Pamela. Thx for sharing. They look Happy Happy! :)

    • Flower Patch Farmhouse
      Flower Patch Farmhouse Arnold, CA
      on May 3, 2016

      @Joy martin They seem to be. I have planted a couple in my garden by the arbor already and others just got potted up in the greenhouse to grow on a bit and get stronger before putting out in the garden. I did lose a few recently but it got too hot in the greenhouse for a freak week of over warm weather here.

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on May 7, 2016

    What a great, informative post! I love all the recycling and the information about propagation - thanks for sharing.

  • Ellen
    Ellen Southington, CT
    on May 7, 2016

    Very smart! Dunkin' Coolatta cups will work, as well!

  • Marcia Strode
    Marcia Strode Kansas City, MO
    on May 7, 2016

    Thank you, your post is VERY timely I was just noticing a friend/neighbors gorgeous tangerine colored rose & was hoping she'd give me a cutting.

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