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Apr 23, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Austin, TX
Hi Fellow Gardeners,

I recently got a pink rose plant from a store. The leaves were loose and plant did not look healthy.
I moved it to a bigger pot with fresh soil. Watered it and leaves got back their strength.

But even though the plant seems healthy, the rose bulbs start drying from below even before they have a chance to bloom.
Can some one please help me cure the plant?

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Thanks,
Devesh
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Apr 23, 2018 6:17 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Can you step back and get a picture of the whole plant? That might help us better see what's going on.
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Apr 23, 2018 6:53 PM CST
Austin, TX
Sure,
I have removed the dying portion of branches though.
Here is the picture.
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Apr 23, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
It actually looks pretty good and has new growth coming on. I wouldn't do anything except cut back the stems some more. Go down to the leaf nodes there and they will be fine. Make sure to not overwater also. Let it dry out some before watering again.

Oh, bring the soil level up more. The plant and soil need to be near the top or it won't be able to spread out.

I think it didn't get enough care where you bought it and bringing it home and repotting it also put it in transplant shock some.
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Apr 23, 2018 7:44 PM CST
Austin, TX
Thanks a lot Pepper. Will follow your advice.
:)

How frequently should these plants be watered?
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Apr 23, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Stick your finger in the soil. If it's wet, don't water. Usually it's recommended to water when the top inch or so is dry. You don't want it soaking wet all the time but you don't want it to fully dry out either.
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