Rose Cutting Guide // The cuttings can be taken from any type of rose bush, as long as they are strong, healthy and from this season’s growth. The good time to take a cutting is in early summer or spring. Some things to remember before you begin include:
# Rose Cutting Guide //
- Choose stems that are long and healthy.
- Always wears gardening gloves and get your hands on some well-made secateurs.
- You will need a bucket of water to keep the cuttings fresh in between cutting and planting.
How to grow roses from cuttings
- To plant them in a garden, first choose a sunny spot.
- You want the area to have bright, direct light.
- You can also plant them indoors or on a balcony, too.
- Next, find the rose stem you want and cut it at a 45-degree angle.
- Try to ensure your cuttings are around 25cm long.
- Leave one leaf at the top, but remove the leaves further down the stem.
- You can also soak the root in a rooting hormone, although this isn’t necessary.
- Place the roots in a bucket of shallow water whilst you are preparing the soil.
- Once you have taken the cutting, it’s time to prepare the soil in your pot or container.
- Place the root into at least six inches of soil.
- Gently place soil around the root so that it cannot fall over.
- Water the soil well so that it remains moist.
- Keep an eye on the rose cutting over the coming days.
- As soon as the roots have begun to form, you can move your cutting into a larger space outside, if you choose to plant it indoors.