How to Grow Cut Roses That Come in a Bouquet
If you get roses as a gift, don’t let them wither after a few days. You can plant them in your garden, even if they’ve already been cut and have no roots. These flowers are easy to grow at home. Also, they bring a creative touch to your garden with their pleasant scent and vibrant colors.
5-Minute Crafts will show you how to root a cut rose easily and practically with 2 great methods.
Reproduction by cutting is very simple and can give you incredible results. This type of reproduction is due to the ability of certain parts of plants to regenerate all their organs when ideal conditions are present. Here, the aloe vera plant will be used as a natural root-promoting agent in a rose bush.
1. Remove the tip of a stalk from an aloe vera plant, cutting between 1.5 and 2.5 inches (4 cm and 6 cm).
2. Cut a piece a little bit bigger than 1 inch (3 cm).
3. Place the end of a rose’s stem inside the cut piece.
4. Cut the stem so that both the flower and the leaves are removed. It should be 6 inches to 8 inches (15 cm to 20 cm) tall.
5. In a deep pot, place the piece of aloe vera plant along with the stem so that the soil completely covers the natural root-promoting agent.
6. Irrigate it with plenty of water. The soil should always be kept moist but never waterlogged. It’s important to keep the pot in a place where it can get indirect sunlight.
Another interesting way to grow roses is through reproduction by grafting, which has the advantage of making the new plant grow quickly since it has a system already developed. With this technique, you can obtain a plant with the same characteristics of the mother plant.
1. With the help of a razor, make small cuts on the stem of the rose bush.
2. Cut the stem of your cut rosed diagonally with the same razor.
3. Insert it into the stem of the rose bush. You can include 2 to 3 roses depending on the width of the stems.
4. Surround the junction of the stems with plant grafting tape or plastic wrap, and water it regularly.