HOW TO GROW A ROSE BUSH FROM A CUTTING – Your friends invite you over and you notice their stunning roses. Oh, how you would love to grow roses like these… Well you can and you don’t have to go out and pay for them either. Ask your friend for a cutting and cultivate your own beautiful roses from these. The guide below will show you how to grow roses from rose bush cuttings.
If you are visiting friends or family and like the roses they are growing ask them if it’s alright to take a cutting or two. This will not damage the rose bush. Just make sure that when you cut off a stem do so just above the next growing buds and cut at a 45 degree angle.
Take a pair of sharp Secateurs or scissors and cut a piece that is between 6″ to 10″ long. You need to make sure that the section you cut has at least one or more buds.
Take a clear glass vase and fill it with water.
Take a Stanley knife and cut a cross at the bottom of your cutting about 1/4′ long.
Place the cutting, with the cross cut down, in the vase with water.
Carefully change the water in the vase once every couple of days and within a month you should see roots beginning to grow.
Once the roots are a few inches long you can transplant them to a pot.
Take a medium size pot and fill with good quality potting compost.
Once you have planted the rose bush water it well and keep it warm. Note that Roses make for great flower arrangements and drying roses for flower arrangements in the home is very easy to do.
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