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Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
May 6, 2018 5:07 AM CST
Hi,

One of my rose cutting has sprouted and not sure when is the right time to take plastic cover lid off?

It has another bud at the bottom but is swollen but hasn't sprouted yet.

I grow them indoors at the moment. Not sure if they have roots yet. Worried that maybe I should leave it as it is in case its too early.

Please advise. Have include a picture. Leaves are still reddish/pale green. About over 1cm long f

Will I kill it if I open the cover? Not much information as I've searched far and wide for an answer. Thank you in advance.

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 6, 2018 5:27 AM CST
The cover was never necessary.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 6, 2018 6:05 AM CST
Welcome!

I would lift it gradually over several days and watch it carefully to make sure it still looks turgid before going any further. It might be easier to transfer the container to a large plastic bag, making sure the sides don't touch the cutting, and then open the top a bit more periodically. I would not take the cover completely off at first.
Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
May 6, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Thank you phillipwonal and Sooby.

I think I'm going to take screw lid off for an hour and do it gradually.

The plastic bag is a good advice too . I think I need to find something to put it in first. Thank you .x
Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
May 6, 2018 1:56 PM CST
If it was mine I would keep the lid on until it was about 2" tall. Pretty sure it would be well-rooted by then.
Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
May 6, 2018 4:08 PM CST
Hi quercusnut,

Thank you for your kind response. When you say 2 inches high.did you mean the leaves or the stalk?

Serious question here.have a great day. x
Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
May 6, 2018 4:12 PM CST
The new growth shoot. Best of luck.
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Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
May 6, 2018 4:33 PM CST
Thank you quercusnut. I shall do that now since new growth appears to be healthy.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
May 6, 2018 4:44 PM CST
The container you rooted it in is clear all the way through, correct? If so from self experience you should be seeing roots in the bottom section. Many times they will be quite prominent other times they look like little fine threads and not easy to see.
Most time it depends on the Rose from which the cutting was taken. I have see some fill with roots in about 15 days others it seems like it takes forever. Regardless remove the cover for a few hours a day to improve air movement and accommodate your plant to fresh air.
Best of luck to you and how exciting for your success.
Name: James
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Txtea
May 6, 2018 6:59 PM CST
@Roseroserose, Thank You much appreciated. Thank You!
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
May 6, 2018 7:38 PM CST
The question really is how long have you been growing the cutting and at what temperatures ?

Rose cuttings can show leaves, but as you questioned, they may not have established roots. The new growth you are seeing on the cutting could have been fueled by the plant energy in the cutting itself.

So, if you can give use a little more information about how long you have been growing the cutting and under what conditions, we might be able to give you a more accurate answer.
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Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
May 6, 2018 7:50 PM CST
RoseBlush1 said:The question really is how long have you been growing the cutting and at what temperatures ?

Rose cuttings can show leaves, but as you questioned, they may not have established roots. The new growth you are seeing on the cutting could have been fueled by the plant energy in the cutting itself.

So, if you can give use a little more information about how long you have been growing the cutting and under what conditions, we might be able to give you a more accurate answer.


That's why I said to wait until the new growth is about 2" tall. By then you can safely assume it is rooted.

Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
May 6, 2018 8:50 PM CST
Hi Roseblush1,

Thank you for your kind response,
I just checked, it has actually been just over two weeks now. I actually put two rose cuttings in, I thought I'd try it since it was a lovely bunch of roses from the store. One has sprouted as you could see from the picture and still a bud at the bottom ( I'm guessing it could sprout anytime soon). The other one, I think I'm going to pull it out soon since nothing is happening with that one but both cuttings appear to be healthy.

I grow over 10 rose bushes in my garden, I know the ins and outs on how to look after them on the outside, however, trying doing cuttings for the first time is still a task for me as I have never done it before, I'm just a keen gardener and willing to learn so I appreciate all the help that I can get.

Yes.... So there's no sign of roots as yet just simply based on looking at the clear container, What you've described to me totally makes sense, it could be the energy that has been stored there and I know the water vapour really helps them with the moisture.

Its been kept at the corner of a two sided ten ft glass window facing north and east direction. It does get a lot of lights in and I draw the blinds to avoid morning sun.

At night I take the cuttings and place it on a heat mat. I've learnt that I only need to water once a week or so.

I'm thinking perhaps trying the gently tug the stem method but I am scared in case I pull the delicate roots by mistake. There could be some minor ones or there could be not?

Yes... I've also made 8 more rose cuttings. They are not at the same stage as the picture I've shared but over half of them has sprouted! I guess this is not the winning stage yet - not at all. I will just have to see once it goes outside.
I have to say that rooting rose cuttings from a bouquet has been a good experience so far, the combination of roses here as hybrid teas and a few floribundas.

So yes.. that's the story of the cuttings. any advice appreciated. Thank you. Hurray!

Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
May 6, 2018 9:06 PM CST
@Roseroserose ...

Welcome! to NGA ...

I've grown roses for a long time and they still surprise me ... Big Grin

Some roses root very easily while others not so much. Each rose is different. This is why you couldn't find an answer as to when to "take the lid off" ... Smiling

Here's a link to a blog post by Connie Hartwood. She used to own a rose nursery and this post tells you more about rooting cuttings indoors than I can.

http://hartwoodroses.blogspot....

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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 6, 2018 9:15 PM CST
I have had success rooting some roses and some not. I kept them in a humidity dome like you. I am also afraid to 'tug' to see if they're rooted.
One rose I successfully rooted was from a plant by the side of the road near where I live. All four cuttings rooted easily under a dome with a heat mat. I planted all four. Now they are going crazy. They spread everywhere but I haven't seen them bloom yet. Maybe this year. I am almost afraid of them. I know they aren't multiflora or other weed rose because the parent had small double pink blooms. And I haven't seen the parent since. Don't know if it died or what.
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Name: CARoses
Inland Empire, CA (Zone 9b)
caroses
Mar 7, 2019 12:09 PM CST
How is it going with your cutting? Did it survive? Crossing Fingers!
Name: Lisa
Manchester
Roseroserose
Mar 7, 2019 12:13 PM CST
caroses said:How is it going with your cutting? Did it survive? Crossing Fingers!


Hi, Yes! They survived, sprouted and new baby branches now. Leaves and everything!


Thank you so much! I realised that it's 50/50 it depends whether They could survive the first few stages depending on temperature and weather during those times. If it meets the requirements then they'll be success! 😁😂

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