Miniature Rose Care Guide

They have a delicate fragrance most often bloom between late April and September. The green foliage makes a nice collar effect to the double-flowered cultivar we call Rosie! To create their beautiful blooms, make sure they get some humidity and don’t get too hot!
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  • Light : High

    Place your rose where it will get full sunlight for 6-8 hours.

  • Water : Medium

    Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water the soil in the morning hours and do not get the leaves wet to avoid fungal issues. Do not let your rose get dry.

  • Humidity : Medium

    Set your plant on a pebble tray or a humidifier near by to boost the humidity around the plant without getting the leaves wet.

  • Temp : 60℉ - 70℉

    Miniature roses like cool areas with full sun (6-8 hours).

  • Zone : 5|6|7|8|9

    Mini roses like milder climates with cooler temperatures.

  • Fertilizer : Monthly

    Apply a slow release granular rose fertilizer around the plant base between the trunk and the drip line by scratching the soil surface for penetration in early spring when new leaves start growing. Afterward, water the soil around the plant, careful not to get the foliage wet.

  • Repotting : Rarely

    To transplant into a garden container or the garden bed, water your plant the night before. Dig the hole twice as wide as the grower pot and the same depth as the grower pot (not deeper). Remove the plant and center in the spot. Add rooting hormone around the roots of the plant. Water in the hole and let drain. If you have clay soils, add composted leaves to enhance the soil consistency. Fill around the plant and up to the top of its soil line. Tamp down with your hands to remove any air pockets. Water again around the drip line.

  • Cleaning : As needed

    Any time of year, remove any dead, damaged, or diseased stems from the plant. To shape and promote new growth in the spring, you can trim back the stems by one-third. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more growth.

  • Propagation : Cuttings

    Stem cutting: When plants begin to bloom in the spring, prune a semi-hardwood or hardwood 4-6 inch stem cuttings with no buds or bloom from the parent plant. Remove leaves on 1/3 of the bottom half of the stem with pruners. (Do not tear off.) Dip the ends in root hormone (mixed in water at a paste consistency) and place 1-2 inches down in damp, well-draining, moist potting soil mix with perlite and tamp down around the stem to secure it. Use a 2-3 inch container with drainage that is deep enough for the roots to grow. Mist inside a clear plastic bag to create moisture and humidity and place the bag over the top of the plantings loosely. There is no need to tie off the bag but allow a little airflow under and into the planting pot. Set it in bright, indirect sunlight while they are rooting. Check the moisture and humidity each day and add misting to the soil (not the leaves) while the roots establish. After 6-12 weeks, roots will begin to form. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots establish after new growth begins. Transplant to the garden after the roots are mature.