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Knoxville, TN 37916 (Zone 7a)
With God all things are possible :)
Feb 4, 2017 1:49 PM CST
Here are my mini roses again. This time there are molds growing on the bottom of the branches... :(
Can anyone help please? Thank you.

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Feb 4, 2017 3:16 PM CST
The branches look brown and shrivelled at the bases, I'm afraid the plants are likely dead or dying.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Feb 4, 2017 4:48 PM CST
I agree with Sue. Looks like the plants are rotted from the bottom up.
Knoxville, TN 37916 (Zone 7a)
With God all things are possible :)
Feb 4, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Thank you guys! Is there anything I can do though? Like changing the pot?
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Feb 4, 2017 11:39 PM CST
I don't know if you have been keeping your soil too wet, but in my experience when a rose is dying from the bottom up, it is due to a problem with the roots.

If the soil has not had good drainage, or if you have over watered and kept the soil too wet, the rose may be dying from root rot.

Miniature roses are generally own root plants, so you can pull the plant from the pot, check the roots and if you have any viable roots, re-plant those roots ... leaving little top growth. What remains will almost be like a cutting.

When a plant dies, you can learn a lot by checking the roots.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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