My cut roses - Knowledgebase Question

Rayne, Lo
Question by mistey82
September 26, 2009
I tried to cut my bouquet of roses from my husband. I cut them 1/2 inch from bottom diagnaly and dipprd them in root hormone then I planted them but it looks like they are dying what can I do to make them grow roots and get back healthy

Answer from NGA
September 26, 2009


Cut roses will sometimes root in plain water and sometimes they will root in moist potting soil. It's important to prune off the flower and to dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone. There's no guarantee that a rose cutting will root so I'm afraid you'll just have to be patient and see what happens. Give them 3-4 weeks to improve. If they root you will see new growth. If they don't root, they will shrivel and die. I hope they root for you!

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