Thank you for your comment, vote and share! Miniature roses do best in pots or containers, because of their compact size and minimal care required. Caring for potted roses takes very little effort, with huge rewards of fragrant flowers through the summer. … :  Organic) Use a bloom booster to help your roses grow and thrive. To check it, put your finger about 2 inches into the soil to see if the soil is still damp. Roses is one of my favorite flowers. The best time to prune you plant is in fall as the days are growing shorter and they are getting less sunlight. :). Thanks! Because they are so small, miniature roses have shallow roots and need to be watered more often than standard rose bushes. Micro-miniature roses are the smallest, as they reach only a maximum height of 8 inches. Then add the rose bush back in. I don't yet have any rose plant in our new house, though I am very fond of roses. Miniature roses make a dainty and surprisingly vigorous addition to any indoor or outdoor garden. :). But pruning with hedge shears can be done, and it can even be done sloppily. I also hate to see live plants die off because I haven't looked after them properly. thank you so much for a wonderful hub. They make great additions to small places that need some beautiful color. I just read your indoor tips! That’s it! Prune these is the same way as for full-sized floribunda (cluster-flowered) roses, but on a smaller scale. I'm glad I could give some helpful information. :). Thanks for the information and for giving me some summer inspiration during this cold winter month!Voted up, useful and shared. Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! If the roots become too crowded, what they call “pot bound”, your plant will not bloom. Good luck with your next one! I love roses and its many and splendid colors. If you’re less concerned about the appearance of the individual roses and more concerned with a well-developed rose bush, opt to prune the bush moderately. Giving roses a “rest period” in winter will actually prolong the life of the plant and keep it healthy. Have a wonderful day! Always use sterilized scissors or anvil pruners. Up, useful and interesting votes. What can I do before the plant becomes completely bald? But now I wonder if I am better off leaving the roses in the house in the window forever. You make me want another! I bought 40 miniature rose bushes 2 months ago - There were 3 bushes in each little 4"continer. Outdoor roses should be in full sunlight. The bottom of the pot should rest above the water level. Move it into a sheltered spot for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the time outside, for about 7 to 10 days. They have smaller flowers than a regular type of rose and come in a variety of different colors. If any of the dead or dying bushes had spots on the leaves, they may have a fungus and you might try adding some pebbles or even gravel to the bottom of the pan to be sure they are draining well. Another good idea is to use a saucer under the pot that will hold the excess water as it drains out. (e.g. Although they tolerate temperature extremes, they grow best in mild daytime temperatures of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and 60 F at night. Thank you for stopping by and your votes! I may go back in and put your ideas in there! Overly damp conditions can cause blackspot to develop on the leaves, so be sure your container has good drainage. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on April 13, 2012: Hello B.! Epsom salt should be good for it. It will also gives it an attractive shape. I'm glad you found my information useful. You can find a good fungicide in any home and garden store. :). Deadhead–You will want to deadhead the flowers on your miniature rose bush as soon as they fade. What about coffee grounds? When growing miniature roses indoors, it will be imperative that growers remain dedicated to watering, fertilizing, deadheading, and pruning their plants. Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on December 09, 2014: I'm always looking for ways to 'pretty up' my home and these miniature roses look lovely. If they are both getting the same amount of sun and water, I would try adding a little fertilizer to it. Keeping Them Healthy To keep your miniature roses healthy make sure the soil stays moist, but not wet, give them a cool, light spot to grow, and remove all diseased leaves. Growing Miniature Roses in Containers Fill the bottom of your pot with 2–5 in (5.1–12.7 cm) of soil. If the plant appears to be “reaching” towards the window, or becoming thin and “leggy”, they are not getting enough light. Lots of good information here too! Best/Sis. Stick your finger in the container to check for dryness every day or two. Is it safe to keep the rose plant on a windowsil facing south? That was about five years ago and it is now about 3 feet tall and has lots of blooms. They were so tiny! I put them in my large shelved bay window with fig plant and other big leaf plants which end up replacing curtains!!! Great hub with lots of wonderful info! I live in Illinois. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to cut back a growing plant, it actually creates a healthier rosebush that will bloom more profusely. Wait until the top inch or so of the soil is dry, and then water generously. Miniature roses also require a consistent moisture supply. It's easier then you think and miniature roses come in a variety of pretty colors. As the water evaporates, it will provide your miniature rose with the added humidity it … Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 24, 2015: You are welcome, Peg! Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 11, 2012: Hi thumbi&! :). Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 17, 2020: I wouldn't put more than 3 in an 18 inch pot. Maybe because we just had good memories of them, we just made them smile! They are elegant and beautiful and pots can be moved very easy. Use fresh topsoil or compost, not soil scraped from around the plant. Be sure that once they start growing, they still get good air circulation. "Lucky bamboos" grow well in my office room where there is not much of direct sunlight. Put about 1 inch of pebbles or small rocks, even gravel will work, in the bottom of the pot then add the soil. 2. I tried "lucky bamboo" once, but I wasn't very lucky, it didn't make it. I think I will try again though, as I really love the way it looks. Any suggestions?? I thought they had to be outdoors! Locate your mini rose bush where it will receive plenty of sunlight. The plant was fairly dry when I watered it. A collegue of mine, Becky Katz, said she has had miniature roses for years and recommended putting some pebbles in the bottom of the pot to be sure they get good drainage. Have a wonderful day as well. I will try to keep them, at the same place as my Geraniums next winter! The soil needs to be damp but not soggy. Be sure to use sharp pruners to cut the stem at a 45° angle, 1/4-inch above a leaf axil. The will help keep plants looking good and encourage them to continue blooming. Be sure it is getting good sunlight too. My mom is gone too, so I know how much you miss yours. Always make sure to water your miniature rose from the soil level. Next time I buy one I will follow your instructions carefully because they are a lovey plant. I planted them outside where they eventually got lost in the garden. In order to maximize your blooms and create a thriving, hardy little rose, pruning is essential to its care. Make sure the plant is in a site where there is good air circulation. When do I transplant? Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant. I bet your window looks just beautiful! Have a wonderful day ! Watering your roses regularly. Voting this Up and Useful and Shared. I'm so glad I discovered this hub, thanks so much for sharing your tips. If your mini rose plant isn't showing signs of dormancy, you can help it along. After bringing my delicate miniature potted rose plant, I found, That the leaves started coming off. Becky Katz from Hereford, AZ on February 16, 2012: I have had these for years and something that I always do, is put about an inch of pebbles in the bottom of the pot. It sounds like he has over watered it. We have a home with lots of light so I'm going to give them a go. A good bloom booster will improve the density, quality and health of your roses … Be sure it gets enough sun and as you said, keep it moist by watering as needed. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on August 28, 2012: Hello idigwebsites! I love roses too and the miniature rose bushes can go indoors as well as outdoors. This brings fond memories of my mother. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 14, 2018: Yes, I have an article on growing a miniature rose bush outdoors, https://discover.hubpages.com/living/How-to-Grow-a... . With a little bit of care you will be enjoying their beauty for years. Our Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/2tLiN7x #ad If you want to keep a miniature rose plant thriving indoors, take a look at these tips. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 22, 2018: It maybe a little bit of both. Most miniature roses in the garden get 12-24″ in size and also make great container plants. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 12, 2012: Great! Don't let the delicate appearance of the plants fool you -- they are exceptionally hardy and grow outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 11. I hope this works out for you. I'm wondering will pruning my miniature rose plant in a certain way help to get more buds growing on it?? I just received another one (in October) and wonder if I can plant it outside at this time of year. Set the hose at the foot of the rose and let water trickle in. The rule of thumb for watering roses is to make sure roses get about 2 inches a week. The soil needs to be damp but not soggy. The main thing to remember is plenty of light and water. I have no way to get a large one, but I've seen small tabletop lights with blue/red spectrum. I think that is an excellent idea! Be sure the water drains good too. Good air ventilation will also help to prevent this fungus. Thank you for you nice comments. The pruning is easy and they are much tougher than they look. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 22, 2018: If it is the stems that are turning brown, it could be either under watering or over fertilizing. Dip your cutting tools into a household cleaner, such as Pine-Sol, between cuts and allow to air dry. It is very important to give them enough sunlight if you are growing them indoors. To care for potted roses in the winter, stop fertilizing and deadheading six weeks before winter, put the plants indoors, add moss to the container, tie a trash bag around the containers, and prune the roses.
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