Question by  Abi (17)

How do I care for small roses?

I have a few potted miniature rose plants. Can you tell me about the necessary soil conditions, watering and other care needed?


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Miniature roses are almost maintenance free. If pots are indoors: Place pots near the sunniest window and they will flourish. Spray once a week to water and also to reduce or prevent a spider mite attack. If pots are outdoors: Place pots in direct sunlight, as roses love sun. Water thoroughly, check soil daily and water. Cover soil with mulch.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

They need direct sunlight. Spray top and undersides of foliage with water weekly. Keep soil moist. If outdoors, mulch soil. Feed rose food or general fertilizer at first leaf and after each heavy bloom. Stop feeding four to six weeks before the first expected frost.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Roses like large areas for roots, soil with nutrients that holds water well should be layered on top of one/two inches drainage gravel/small rocks. Water often enough to keep soil damp, every 3 days or so. Trim often, as needed. Outdoors is okay, but keep from freezing (cover during freezes/snow).


Answer by  Riley (765)

Need to be kept moist, check for watering every day. Grow best in part shade, approximately four to six hours of sun. Grow best in a temperate zone, with soil that is nutrient rich loam with balanced moisture so water will drain quickly. No high clay soil. Small roses love soil composts made of peat moss, leaf mould or mushrooms.


Answer by  eiryck (847)

Roses are indeed considered as hard to care plants but with enough sunlight, nutrient rich and fertilized soil and insect free like aphids, they are not hard to take care.


Answer by  danieljitaru (277)

You have to be careful ebcause they are very fragile. Also watch out for their spikes if you don't want to get hurt. Give them enough water,light and a bit love and it will grow very nice


Answer by  xomoney (104)

Fertilize roses regularly during the growing season. Roses are hungry plants, demanding lots of nutrients for best growth and flowering. Each rose grower has his or her own favorite method. One of the easiest is to buy a slow-release granular rose food and work it into the soil so it can feed the plant all season long.

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