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May 20, 2020 7:34 AM CST
Malta Europe
Hello

What you think about my baby rose please.?

Looks like its struggling to create flowers.

The bottom is damp but top is dry. Not sure if its lacking water or overwatering.


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May 20, 2020 8:31 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
First thing you need to do is take off the bottom tray. That is holding water against the bottom of the pot and keeping it too wet while the top is too dry. Drainage is vital to good rose growth. Roses hate to have wet roots and will rot and die eventually. Just let the water drain through naturally. Water it when you can stick your finger in the soil up to the first knuckle and it feels dry. Water it thoroughly and then allow it to dry out to there again before watering again. I can't tell if it is outdoors? Roses are not house plants and will struggle inside. Keep it outside in a place that gets good morning sun if possible. They need at least 6 hours, and prefer 8 hours, of full sun to thrive.
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May 21, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Malta Europe
I keep it in a balcony but it does not get that much direct sunlight maybe 2 hours in the morning. It gets plenty of light tough.

I have a place where it gets more sun but mainly afternoonish.

Sun is very hot where I live in Malta and I am afraid it might damage it.

Thanks.
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May 21, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Roses are sun lovers. Gradually introduce it to the sunny spot to acclimate it and it should be fine.
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May 21, 2020 11:31 AM CST
Malta Europe
thanks alot for your help
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May 21, 2020 4:11 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
I would also transplant it into a bigger pot. Those roots need room to grow.
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