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Not sure what to do next

Posted by pembroke 6--Louisville KY (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 15:47

When Mom's Pink came up this year I had a branch coming in the wrong place. Well, I thought I'd use it to start another rose. I eased it off the main trunk and planted it in a Heirloom band pot. Setting the branch about two inches off bottom with a good potting soil and backfilling around the stem 2/3 of the pot. watering with Miracle-Grow when dry to touch. I feel the stem/branch is alive and well, as the stem is still nice and green with top leaves green as well. Question: how long till starts branching out and when can I move it to real soil? Thanks for all suggestions. Questions, Please ask. Pembroke

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RE: Not sure what to do next

People usually don't fertilize cuttings because it makes it harder to take up water, so I would stop that. I would leave it in the band until the band is pretty well filed with roots. That's true of any transplanting, si you can get a sol9id root ball.

RE: Not sure what to do next

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 19:01

How long has it been potted? It could take several weeks for it to grow roots and you do not want to disturb it until it has a good healthy root ball. Once that happens I would pot it up to a 1 gallon pot and so on until it has enough size to plant in the ground. Just keep it watered and be patient.

RE: Not sure what to do next

has been in pot about a month. Should I see roots coming out bottom of pot and then transplant to larger pot? Pembroke

RE: Not sure what to do next

The rose will have visible roots in its own time. A month is a very short time for a good root system. 6-8 weeks is more typical. but I've had some take much longer.

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