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Question by raymondschob
July 5, 2010
i am trying to root roses.
can you tell me how to root roses so i can transplant?
this is the same question i sent you last thur. i am still waiting for a reply.
thank you

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
Sorry for the delay! To take a rose cutting, snip a 6" long stem, remove the lower leaves, dip the cut end in rooting hormone and set it in a container of moistened potting soil. You can root several cuttings in a single container. Once you've set all the cuttings into the potting soil, place 3-4 sticks between the potting soil and the container and drape plastic wrap over the top of the sticks to act as a little greenhouse and to keep humidity around the cuttings. Set the container outdoors in a shady spot and check for moisture every few days. Water if necessary. The cuttings should root in about a month. Good luck with your project!

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