The various varieties of mini rose are just as beautiful as cut roses. Unfortunately, they often don’t last as long as their cut counterparts. How can one care for a beautiful miniature rose for a long time? Here are three secrets to caring for miniature roses.
The steps for caring for a Mini Rose
The steps for caring for a miniature rose are very important. It is particularly important to repot the plant as it is sold in a small pot. Often, the plant’s wilting is caused by being in an already small pot with a peat-free mix without potting soil, which dries out quickly if not watered at appropriate intervals. It is recommended to repot the miniature rose into a larger pot with a loose structure and a mix of fiber peat, perlite, coconut fiber, and some clay.
The first secret of the miniature rose is to place it in the right location as it has a high sunlight requirement. In partial shade, the plant cannot grow and bloom properly.
The second secret is regular watering and fertilization. It needs a lot of water, and in the summer heat, it can even be watered twice a day. However, it is important to ensure that no standing water remains under the plant and the soil doesn’t dry out. During summer, it is recommended to provide water with fertilizer once a week. It is best to place the rose on a tray with gravel and water it there. This way, the water evaporates from the moist gravel bed but doesn’t reach the roots.
This brings us to the third secret, which is evaporation. Adequate evaporation is an essential condition for caring for the miniature rose. If the air in the house is dry, we can create suitable conditions for the plant by placing a humidifier nearby.
Let’s regularly remove the withered flowers to promote a more abundant bloom. It’s also worth continuously cutting the stems. If we leave the withered flowers, the rose will not produce new blooms anymore.
Propagation of potted roses
The easiest method of propagation is rooting or stem propagation. In this method, you need to cut a nearly faded rose branch. Remove at least 5 leaves and leave some leaves on the branch. Pluck the petals from the flower. Insert the branch into well-watered soil and place a mason jar over it. Then, wait for it to take root.
Mini Rose – Diseases
The most common diseases and pests of miniature roses are aphids, but the most harmful ones are thrips and mites. You can also protect against aphids by placing rose next to lavender. Lavender actually repels aphids from the rose.
The potted rose also thrives on the balcony but can also be planted in the garden. Sunlight is important for the plant as it has a high sunlight requirement, just like large roses. It cannot grow and bloom properly in semi-shaded areas.
Regular watering and fertilization are rewarded, and the plant can even withstand winter frost and regain its strength in spring through pruning.
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