Asked on May 9, 2017

What is the best way to propagate roses?

Tit6063783Crystal JozefickJudy
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I have some roses that were my mothers and I would like to share other my sis. Thanks for all help.
9 answers
  • Iris
    on May 9, 2017

    I recently read about taking a potato , boring a hole in it and then inserting a rose stem into it, Put potato and rose stem into a large pot and cover with soil .Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and place it over the stem ad water well.


  • Shoshana
    on May 9, 2017

    I also read about the potato idea...curious to know if it really works!
    Some of the comments on this discussion may also be helpful to you http://www.hometalk.com/1683792/q-i-need-a-good-way-to-propagate-rose-plants
  • Wanda Sharkady
    on May 9, 2017

    I have had a great deal of luck by just cutting off a blooming rose, stripping a few leaves off of stem, inserting into Root Tone ( bought at hardware store), planting in soft soil in ground , covering with a jar and watering. Leave jar on until you see your rose bush starting to grow. Always works for me.
  • Judy
    on May 9, 2017

    Take a green wood cutting...one that has not flowered....this years growth...heard about the potato method...I am going to try it....haven't yet...

    cutting should be about7 inches long with only three leaves left on not top leaves

    Old way is just using root hormone for green wood....put cutting in good light houseplant soil...I put sticks in to hold plastic bag away from leaves. Mini greenhouse effect to help keep it moist....keep soil damp not too wet.

    Or you can ground layer the branch on bush outside connected to Mother plant.

    Have fun...
  • Crystal Jozefick
    on May 9, 2017

    Cut a stem of a rose bush and stick it in a potato. The stem should be the thickness of a pencil and at least 9 inches long. Remove the leaves and thorns from the lower half. You can score the bottom of thecutting a bit so there is more rooting area. Use a white or red potato. Make a hole in the potato a little smaller that the cutting. Put the cutting into the potato and put it in the ground at least 3 inches deep. Tamp it down and water it.
  • Tit6063783
    on May 10, 2017

    Very interesting ! I will give it a try.... I am guessing it doesn't matter what kind of potato. Thank you so much.
  • Tit6063783
    on May 10, 2017

    thank you! I will keep this in mind.
  • Tit6063783
    on May 10, 2017

    Ok!! I'm seeing that green house is a must! Thanks!
  • Tit6063783
    on May 10, 2017

    Another cool potato trick! Thank you
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