Bonny OBrien from Troy, N.Y. on February 29, 2012: I love miniature rose bushes! I think that is an excellent idea! Most informative and well written Hub. thank you. So, if Mother Nature doesn’t provide rain, your mini-rose needs more frequent watering. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on April 30, 2017: Hello, Jaimea. When it comes to container size, bigger is better. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 22, 2018: It maybe a little bit of both. billips from Central Texas on April 13, 2012: You have given me a lot of useful information SGBrown - roses are my favorite flowers, but most grow very poorly here - I have resorted to miniatures, some of which I keep indoors - will definitely do a better job of caring for them now - B. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on March 01, 2012: Hi lucybell. I lined the bottom of each pot with a handful of the tiny rocks for drainage. Put about 1 inch of pebbles or small rocks, even gravel will work, in the bottom of the pot then add the soil. Watering your roses regularly. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on March 03, 2018: I would say that spring would be the best time to transplant. Potted roses are also good for cooler areas where they can be brought inside for the winter. :). If using a hand rake or pitchfork, take care not to damage plant or shallow roots; Use fertilizer specifically for rose to add nutrients to the soil. If you’re less concerned about the appearance of the individual roses and more concerned with a well-developed rose bush, opt to prune the bush moderately. Just because the tag says "miniature" doesn't mean it will stay small. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2013: I have never tried to keep an indoor miniature rose bush but love my outside full sized rose bushes. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 17, 2020: I wouldn't put more than 3 in an 18 inch pot. Also, smaller plants require smaller doses of fertilizer. When growing miniature roses indoors, it will be imperative that growers remain dedicated to watering, fertilizing, deadheading, and pruning their plants. Yearly pruning will promote new growth as well as the plants overall health. It is always appreciated! Get the timing right. By supplying the plants with ideal growing conditions, indoors gardeners are able to reduce the occurrence of disease or infestation of troublesome pests, like spider mites . I have no way to get a large one, but I've seen small tabletop lights with blue/red spectrum. Spider mites can be a problem in miniature roses, especially those grown indoors. Sushmita from Kolkata, India on August 10, 2012: Hi Shiela, I gifted a miniature rose plant to my sister last winter and she has it thriving outdoors and doing very well. Have a wonderful day!!! After all it is an outside plant. Typically rose bushes are meant to grow outside, therefore the miniature rose bush and micro hybrids won't bloom if they don't get enough sunlight. Be sure the container allows the water to drain. I have noticed that I have to tilt my container to rid excess water. I wish you had a place to keep one too. Deadhead, or pluck off, spent blooms. :). Maybe one day you will find a good place for one. Have a wonderful day! Your detailed hub gives me enough information and courage to venture planting one indoor on our patio. This encourages the plant to produce more blossoms. Thank you for your kind words. Patio and Polyantha roses. Plants that do not receive enough sunlight become spindly and weak. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Deadhead–You will want to deadhead the flowers on your miniature rose bush as soon as they fade. Outdoor roses should be in full sunlight. Thank so so much for stopping by and for SHARING! Be sure to use sharp pruners to cut the stem at a 45° angle, 1/4-inch above a leaf axil. Dip your cutting tools into a household cleaner, such as Pine-Sol, between cuts and allow to air dry. :). Thank you for viewing yet another hub of mine and for your great idea. Good air ventilation will also help to prevent this fungus. Pruning–As your miniature rose bush gets older, you will need to remove any dead branches that you see. I bought half red roses and the other half consist of white, pink and yellow. Winter care for potted roses involves choosing the correct time to move the plant to a sheltered location. I bought 40 miniature rose bushes 2 months ago - There were 3 bushes in each little 4"continer. Have a wonderful day ! That is an excellent idea! and shared! Don't try to pinch them off with your fingers as this can damage the stem. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 17, 2018: I prune a rose bush before but I have a miniature rose plant in my house when I first got it it had quite a few buds on it and now I have none!! Some winters are very dry, thus the available soil moisture is quickly depleted. You are very welcome! How many plants should I put in a 18 inch pot, outside? In the home, place the miniature rose in a south or west facing window. The red roses are doing fantastic, the White are slowing down fast, and the yellow and pink lost all leaves a month ago. To care for potted roses in the winter, stop fertilizing and deadheading six weeks before winter, put the plants indoors, add moss to the container, tie a trash bag around the containers, and prune the roses. Use a good pair of secateurs to remove the old flower head including some of the stem. After the first frost in fall and night time temperatures are dipping into the 20s, protect plants from freezing and thawing cycles by piling soil over the base of the plant; cover the bud union (a swollen area on the main stem where the top of the plant was grafted to the roots) and up to about a foot of the plant. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 16, 2012: Hi Becky Katz. When you’re ready to plant, dig a … Let it dry out just a little between waterings and a regular lamp will not help but an actual plant light might. If the plant appears to be “reaching” towards the window, or becoming thin and “leggy”, they are not getting enough light. :). They start off so beautiful and quickly become scraggly. I love roses too and the miniature rose bushes can go indoors as well as outdoors. Stick your finger in the container to check for dryness every day or two. Thanks! Up, useful and interesting votes. Indoor miniature roses should be placed … I live in western Okla, and love mini roses. Be sure that once they start growing, they still get good air circulation. Growing Miniature Roses in Containers Fill the bottom of your pot with 2–5 in (5.1–12.7 cm) of soil. They are such colorful plants and add a nice touch to a home. Any suggestions?? Watch your plant carefully for the tiny insect pests, and spray with an insecticide if needed. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on August 28, 2012: Hello idigwebsites! Then water it lightly. Be sure it is getting good sunlight too. The plant was fairly dry when I watered it. :). Stick your finger in the container to check for dryness every day or two. I planted them outside where they eventually got lost in the garden. Particularly the part on watering (think I've probably drowned mine) and pruning (done that all wrong). You could transplant in summer as long as you can keep it watered well enough. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 11, 2012: Hi thumbi&! Have a beautiful day! Thank you for stopping in, reading and commenting on my hub, it is always appreciated. I always love hearing from you! Thank you for your kind words. Try letting it dry out a little between watering. It is a Rosier Miniature Rose. What can I do before the plant becomes completely bald? Fortunately, newer rose hybrids are more and more resistant to diseases. To check it, put your finger about 2 inches into the soil to see if the soil is still damp. Leave the 5–12 canes between 18–24 inches (46–61 cm) high. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on July 06, 2013: Hi Kathryn! It is always appreciated. Just got one miniature Rose... they are sooo beautiful, Hopefully, with the information on this page , my miniature Rose will grow healthy!! Wait until the top inch or so of the soil is dry, and then water generously. I should have a miniature rose bush coming for Valentine's Day, if my hubby got the hint! :). Miniature rose bushes are just as susceptible to the same diseases that can afflict any other roses. Pruning Roses: To keep your rose bush flowering throughout the summer it is very important that you dead-head finished flowers. Maybe you could try growing one the little rose bushes in your home, it would make you smile every day. Great hub with lots of wonderful info! As the water evaporates, it will provide your miniature rose with the added humidity it … :). I checked and I think I saw a itty bitty bit of light green after scrap testing. Roses like to root deeply, so a tall pot at least 15 inches in diameter is a good start. Question: I was given a mini rose plant and it doesn't get enough natural light. Start by slowly acclimating your mini to the outside world. Should I spray it with disease spray? Hi! Wait until the end of winter or early spring, and then cut away and dead, dying or broken branches. I was very excited when my husband bought me my first one. Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 23, 2015: Thanks for this important advice and tips on growing miniature rose bushes. Have a beautiful day! Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on April 18, 2013: Hi Peggy! Have a great day! When caring for the basic needs of the miniature rose, pruning is often neglected, since many owners consider this a disposable plant. On the warmer days during the winter, check the soil and water lightly as needed. :). They sure are eye-opening for someone with little knowleadge on gardening but surprinsingly love for miniature rosebushes and other types of flowers! Every so often I would snip off a few little blooms and place them in a child's tea party container on my kitchen window sill. Have a wonderful day! The best time to prune you plant is in fall as the days are growing shorter and they are getting less sunlight. I just read your indoor tips! Handy tips, too! That was about five years ago and it is now about 3 feet tall and has lots of blooms. I bought one of the miniature rose bush. Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 09, 2012: This is a perfect flower for those who want the beauty of roses but don't have a full yard. This care involves pruning, watering, cleaning the pot of dead leaves and choosing a good location to winter the potted rose. Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 12, 2012: I had one once a long time ago. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 12, 2012: Great! Miniature roses also require a consistent moisture supply. I'm wondering will pruning my miniature rose plant in a certain way help to get more buds growing on it?? Although they tolerate temperature extremes, they grow best in mild daytime temperatures of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and 60 F at night. ?I'm in canada and it is winter here i have it on the window facing north east.. it is cool but not cold.. red roses are there also and doing great.. What would make my mini suddenly turn dark, stem and all and my leaves die off? No need to overwork yourself with these easy-care … But now I wonder if I am better off leaving the roses in the house in the window forever. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on August 20, 2012: Hello FullOfLoveSites. Miniature rosebushes, just as regular roses, require lots of water, and they will dry out quickly in containers. How to Take Care of a Mini Rose Plant | Hunker Miniature roses may look delicate with their tiny blooms, but they are a surprisingly hardy plant. Wilted as well. this way the rose bush can use this water as it needs it. Now it's just main stalk. Don't leave water drops on the leaves as it can cause "black spot" on the leaves. Caring for potted roses takes very little effort, with huge rewards of fragrant flowers through the summer. :), My honey bought me 2 mini rose bushes for valentines day but I think he has over watered them cause now the rose pettles are turning brown n the leaves are falling off the soil is very wet n idk what to do t fix this with out ruining it completley please help I would greatly apreciate the advice! Thanks for the information and for giving me some summer inspiration during this cold winter month!Voted up, useful and shared. I brought out my plant light. Miniature roses (Rosa chinensis) are just as beautiful, fragrant and desirable as their full-sized counterparts. I, personally, would not transplant any later than early fall. I've killed quite a few of these off, so I'll be paying closer attention to the guidelines you shared. can they be planted outside. Set the hose at the foot of the rose and let water trickle in. Rated up, etc. I would like to keep mine inside. Prune dead or broken wood first. Cut back the brown stems and adjust the water and fertilizer and see if that works. Most miniature roses in the garden get 12-24″ in size and also make great container plants. Keeping Them Healthy To keep your miniature roses healthy make sure the soil stays moist, but not wet, give them a cool, light spot to grow, and remove all diseased leaves. 2. Add water to cover the pebbles. Thanks for sharing and the follow! If the roots become too crowded, what they call “pot bound”, your plant will not bloom. The bottom of the pot should rest above the water level. Be sure the water drains good too. Thank you for stopping by and your votes! They may need to dry out just a little between waterings. I hope this works out for you. I'm glad I could bring back beautiful memories of your mom. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. I don't yet have any rose plant in our new house, though I am very fond of roses. JR Krishna from India on February 11, 2012: The biggest challenge in gowing indoor plants is about sunlight. As with other roses, prune miniature roses just before new growth starts in late winter or early spring. It is greatly appreciated! I sprinkled Epsom salt in soil today because I'm desperate. Generally, plan to fertilize a third as much, twice as often. :) I have had one before, but didn't know how to take care of it. Voted up and sharing. I am sure your sister loved to get her gift of a miniature rose bush. Be sure the pot has drainage holes so your plant does not get soggy. Those little blooms are so charming! Cut off affected leaves and treat foliage with a fungicide especially made for blackspot. Mound soil 10 to 12 inches around the base of the plant to insulate the crown. This brings fond memories of my mother. Miniature rose bushes are beautiful and hardy little plants. I put them in my large shelved bay window with fig plant and other big leaf plants which end up replacing curtains!!! Allow the excess water to drain away before placing the miniature rose back on its drip tray. Watering roses is an important part of roses’ winter care. Miniature roses do best in pots or containers, because of their compact size and minimal care required. :). Thank you for sharing this handy information on caring for them. I bet your window looks just beautiful! Because they are so small, miniature roses have shallow roots and need to be watered more often than standard rose bushes. They have smaller flowers than a regular type of rose and come in a variety of different colors. Good luck with your next one! When the soil surface becomes dry to the touch, water the plant until water flows out the bottom of the container. Although they have been bred specifically to curtail their size, they retain much of the hardiness of rose bushes that tower over them in size. You will need to place them in a sunny window indoors where they will get at least 6 hours of full sun each day. If my pot had holes, this … Lots of good information here too! Roses are best planted in the spring (after the last frost) or in fall (at least six … I don't know what she did, but they were always so beautiful, just like the ones in your pictures. I was given a miniature rose. Have a great day! What can i do for it to help it go through winter? Landscape roses are a simple way to add lots of color to your garden. Miniature roses have the same care requirements as standard roses, with the exception of water. By the way, I bought some little fake golden birds at Walmart and stuck wires in their bodies, and now they fly in this window with the other plants and flowers. Mary Craig from New York on December 10, 2014: I can grow almost anything outside but house plants suffer a death sentence in my house. Hi Angela, I hope my information is helpful. I don't remember what happened to it. The one that I show in the video and above is a greenhouse grown rose which I used because it was easy to demonstrate on. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on December 09, 2017: That is a lot of little rose bushes! I wonder if the miniature rose would make it? I hope the rain stops sometime soon! Locate your mini rose bush where it will receive plenty of sunlight. I thought they had to be outdoors! Roses need to transition to a dormant stage each fall, allowing time for the plant to adjust to cooler temperatures. Our Amazon Affiliate Link: #ad If you want to keep a miniature rose plant thriving indoors, take a look at these tips. I'm so glad I discovered this hub, thanks so much for sharing your tips. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties a; An Original Gift for Valentines Day - Miniature Rose Bush Always make sure to water your miniature rose from the soil level. Thanks for sharing your tips. If your miniature rose is in a container, the water should drain easily through holes in the bottom of the container. Got a Rosier Miniature Rose plant as a gift what type plant food would be best for the plant? You can move rose bush to a basement or garage for the winter just don’t let the roots freeze. Prune healthy branches back to just above a five-leaflet leaf. Miniature roses make a dainty and surprisingly vigorous addition to any indoor or outdoor garden. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to cut back a growing plant, it actually creates a healthier rosebush that will bloom more profusely. I know that are just water soaked from all the rain we have been having! I live in Zone 3-4. Giving roses a “rest period” in winter will actually prolong the life of the plant and keep it healthy. If they are both getting the same amount of sun and water, I would try adding a little fertilizer to it. Water your miniature rose until the water runs out of the bottom of the planter. To repot your plant, loosen the roots with your fingers, removing as much of the original soil as possible and re-plant in a pot slightly larger than the original. Overly wet soil, especially in container-grown miniature roses, can cause root rot or other fungi problems. Cut away all but 5–12 canes for a large, bushy rose bush. I love roses and its many and splendid colors. It sounds like he has over watered it. It will also gives it an attractive shape. I tried "lucky bamboo" once, but I wasn't very lucky, it didn't make it. Use sharp pruners and cut them at a 45° angle. Have a great day! :  Organic) Use a bloom booster to help your roses grow and thrive. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on July 09, 2012: Hello alocsin! Good luck and thank you for stopping by! What a beautiful hub! Take it out of the soil it is in now. The will help keep plants looking good and encourage them to continue blooming. Im glad you stopped by my hub. I love roses so this would be a good place to start. The main thing to remember is plenty of light and water. the plant was beautiful when i got it is is yellow ..the red one is beautiful but the yellow one started to lose its leaves and now no leaves ..i cut the stems that were not doing good what? I may go back in and put your ideas in there! Thank you for your kind comment! As your miniature rose bush grows, it is continuing to add more roots. The tips of my rose bush turn brown what does it need fertilizer. Be sure that it is in a window with lots of direct sun light. This helps the drainage and gives the water someplace to be besides all over the roots. Please help. I live in Illinois. I think they are so pretty. Can it be outside ,I live in Georgia southern part. Wish I had read this back then. Thanks for your help. Always use sterilized scissors or anvil pruners. Remove the leaves but not the hips. Very lovely! Any help would be appreciated! :). Not sure if I should go this route or place the pot i n HE badement be try to let it go dormant and bring back up in the spring Don’t want to loose this purple rose as it took years to find it. It is very important to give them enough sunlight if you are growing them indoors. thank you so much for a wonderful hub. I divided and replaced in a auto oil drain pan about 18"x 4" - each pan holding 6 plants. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 13, 2012: Hello viking305. Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. This will let the pot drain well. Be sure it gets enough sun and as you said, keep it moist by watering as needed. Blackspot is a fungus that needs to be treated right away. idigwebsites from United States on August 28, 2012: this really made my day. Most miniature roses are tough plants that are hardy in zones 5 to 9. Miniature rose bushes enjoy moist air also, so try to mist them lightly with when you water them. You make me want another! Keep your rose nice and warm, but not too hot. Check the rose's soil for dryness each day. Overly damp conditions can cause blackspot to develop on the leaves, so be sure your container has good drainage. Outdoor roses should be in full sunlight. After bringing my delicate miniature potted rose plant, I found, That the leaves started coming off. Miniature roses are very forgiving of their treatment at pruning time and even a bad pruning is better than none at all. They will need several hours of direct sun each day. Thank you for your comment, vote and share! Indoor miniature roses should be placed on a south or west-facing window where they will be exposed to at least five hours of direct sun exposure. How to Prune the Rosa Persian Yellow Rose, Iowa State Reiman Gardens: Miniature Roses, University of Florida IFAS - Gardening Solutions: Roses. It will be healthier after a winter's rest. I'm glad you found my information useful. Check your rose bush to see if there is more than one plant in the container and if the roots are too crowded. Water frequently enough so that the soil is moist, but not soggy. Avoid allowing water to touch the leaves or the blossoms as this can cause damage to the plant. :). Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 24, 2015: You are welcome, Peg! Have a beautiful day! Keep it cool during this time. I'm so glad you liked my hub. In order to maximize your blooms and create a thriving, hardy little rose, pruning is essential to its care. I am at loss as what to do for it! I also hate to see live plants die off because I haven't looked after them properly. Thank you for visiting my hub, voting and sharing. After a month or so I planted it outside. Hard pruning is not necessary. Your miniature rose bush will go dormant in winter and will drop its leaves. Do I have to wait till the flowers r done? The soil needs to be damp but not soggy. Do NOT water it for at least 1 -2 days. Thank you for visiting my hub. Good luck! Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long-blooming. I'm glad I could give some helpful information. Will a portable grow light help keep it healthy and blooming? I am a blogger from Southern Oklahoma who loves to write about nature and animals. And if you then take the time to clean up the rose bush well and get its shape to an optimum, I doubt that you have saved any time as well. Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on December 09, 2014: I'm always looking for ways to 'pretty up' my home and these miniature roses look lovely. I have bought a few but unfortunately they always die off. As with full-sized roses, deadheading is pretty much all the … They are elegant and beautiful and pots can be moved very easy.

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