Lots of good information here too! :). I am a blogger from Southern Oklahoma who loves to write about nature and animals. I was given a mini Rose bush for a gift, the leaves are drying up and falling off I water it 2 times per week it is also In a well light area of sunshine . FullOfLoveSites from United States on August 20, 2012: I absolutely love roses! Use a balanced fertilizer and apply according to the directions as per the size and age of your miniature rose bush. Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Indoor miniature roses should be placed â¦ Most miniature roses in the garden get 12-24â³ in size and also make great container plants. When youâre ready to plant, dig a â¦ Thanks, I leave with a new and helpful insight! Hello Tina! Place the pot on a pebble tray. Always make sure to water your miniature rose from the soil level. I think it will do wonderfully in summer there in Illinois, but you might want to bring it in for the winter... :). Hi! I'm glad you found my information useful. I miss her roses as much as I miss her. Miniature rose bushes are wonderful flowers to grow in small places, indoors or outdoors. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! :). Fertilize your miniature roses starting in the spring, and every three weeks after that until August, which is when roses start to go dormant, according to the Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Have a beautiful day! Very lovely! can they be planted outside. If your miniature rose is in a container, the water should drain easily through holes in the bottom of the container. Get the timing right. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 12, 2012: Great! Rotate plants once or twice a week to promote even growth. Have a wonderful day ! It is greatly appreciated! Be sure the container allows the water to drain. I think most people kill them by over watering them. I think that is an excellent idea! Giving roses a “rest period” in winter will actually prolong the life of the plant and keep it healthy. Have a wonderful day! How to prune patio and miniature roses. Set the hose at the foot of the rose and let water trickle in. the plant was beautiful when i got it is is yellow ..the red one is beautiful but the yellow one started to lose its leaves and now no leaves ..i cut the stems that were not doing good ..now what? My mom is gone too, so I know how much you miss yours. The leaves are drying out but yet the pot is kept moist. The soil needs to be damp but not soggy. Roses are best planted in the spring (after the last frost) or in fall (at least six â¦ Miniature roses make a dainty and surprisingly vigorous addition to any indoor or outdoor garden. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties a; An Original Gift for Valentines Day - Miniature Rose Bush Don't let the delicate appearance of the plants fool you -- they are exceptionally hardy and grow outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 11. Thanks for sharing your tips. I just received another one (in October) and wonder if I can plant it outside at this time of year. Good luck! Have a great day! Will a portable grow light help keep it healthy and blooming? I wish I had put that in my hub! I don't remember what happened to it. With a little bit of care you will be enjoying their beauty for years. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 22, 2012: Hi erica! It is very important to give them enough sunlight if you are growing them indoors. Wish I had read this back then. The red roses are doing fantastic, the White are slowing down fast, and the yellow and pink lost all leaves a month ago. What a beautiful hub! Put about 1 inch of pebbles or small rocks, even gravel will work, in the bottom of the pot then add the soil. I don't know what she did, but they were always so beautiful, just like the ones in your pictures. Prune your rose during the dormant season. Roses like to root deeply, so a tall pot at least 15 inches in diameter is a good start. Your detailed hub gives me enough information and courage to venture planting one indoor on our patio. Do NOT water it for at least 1 -2 days. Voted up. I hope the rain stops sometime soon! Thank you for your kind comment, vote and sharing. What can i do for it to help it go through winter? Pruning Roses: To keep your rose bush flowering throughout the summer it is very important that you dead-head finished flowers. Just because the tag says "miniature" doesn't mean it will stay small. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 17, 2020: I wouldn't put more than 3 in an 18 inch pot. :). It's easier then you think and miniature roses come in a variety of pretty colors. :) I am glad I could help. The rule of thumb for watering roses is to make sure roses get about 2 inches a week. Have a beautiful day! Watering roses is an important part of rosesâ winter care. Be sure it gets enough sun and as you said, keep it moist by watering as needed. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 16, 2012: Hi Becky Katz. After bringing my delicate miniature potted rose plant, I found, That the leaves started coming off. Choose a container that drains because roses do not like their roots to â¦ Got a Rosier Miniature Rose plant as a gift what type plant food would be best for the plant? Use sharp pruners and cut them at a 45° angle. Have a wonderful day! It sounds like he has over watered it. Micro-miniature roses are the smallest, as they reach only a maximum height of 8 inches. Thank you for your kind comment, vote and sharing! Some climbing mini roses can climb to 5 feet. Generally, plan to fertilize a third as much, twice as often. Stick your finger in the container to check for dryness every day or two. A good bloom booster will improve the density, quality and health of your roses â¦ Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 22, 2018: It maybe a little bit of both. When do I transplant? Maybe you could try growing one the little rose bushes in your home, it would make you smile every day. Cut off affected leaves and treat foliage with a fungicide especially made for blackspot. Voted up, useful, shared and pinned. However, do not cut back newly planted dwarf roses too severely. I sprinkled Epsom salt in soil today because I'm desperate. I hope you have wondful luck with your new rose bush! What would make my mini suddenly turn dark, stem and all and my leaves die off? I should have a miniature rose bush coming for Valentine's Day, if my hubby got the hint! Caring for potted roses takes very little effort, with huge rewards of fragrant flowers through the summer. Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Have a great day! This brings fond memories of my mother. Have a beautiful day! Just be sure they get plenty of light and water. Do I have to wait till the flowers r done? I always love hearing from you! I don't yet have any rose plant in our new house, though I am very fond of roses. L M Reid from Ireland on February 13, 2012: I love these miniature rose plants. Check your rose bush to see if there is more than one plant in the container and if the roots are too crowded. Hubby buys me one every Valentines Day now. They start off so beautiful and quickly become scraggly. Maybe because we just had good memories of them, we just made them smile! : ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ Organic) Use a bloom booster to help your roses grow and thrive. Deadhead, or pluck off, spent blooms. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. :). Hard pruning is not necessary. I planted them outside where they eventually got lost in the garden. That was about five years ago and it is now about 3 feet tall and has lots of blooms. I know that are just water soaked from all the rain we have been having! Christina Lornemark from Sweden on February 11, 2012: Miniature Rose bush is one of my favorites too, indoors and outdoors during summer. Then water it lightly. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long-blooming. Particularly the part on watering (think I've probably drowned mine) and pruning (done that all wrong). This would be a good time to separate the plants and repot them in separate containers. Don't prune the top of the rose bush. Sustained temperatures below 50 F cause the plant to stop flowering. Let it dry out just a little between waterings and a regular lamp will not help but an actual plant light might. It will also gives it an attractive shape. If my pot had holes, this â¦ To care for potted roses in the winter, stop fertilizing and deadheading six weeks before winter, put the plants indoors, add moss to the container, tie a trash bag around the containers, and prune the roses. So, if Mother Nature doesnât provide rain, your mini-rose needs more frequent watering. I, personally, would not transplant any later than early fall. Some winters are very dry, thus the available soil moisture is quickly depleted. Most miniature roses are tough plants that are hardy in zones 5 to 9. If they are both getting the same amount of sun and water, I would try adding a little fertilizer to it. Miniature roses are very forgiving of their treatment at pruning time and even a bad pruning is better than none at all. Please help. These mini-rose bushes usually do best when planted outside. :), My honey bought me 2 mini rose bushes for valentines day but I think he has over watered them cause now the rose pettles are turning brown n the leaves are falling off the soil is very wet n idk what to do t fix this with out ruining it completley please help I would greatly apreciate the advice! Wilted as well. Thatâs it! Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on October 27, 2015: Be sure you are letting it dry out a bit before watering it and water it well each time. I lined the bottom of each pot with a handful of the tiny rocks for drainage. Deadhead–You will want to deadhead the flowers on your miniature rose bush as soon as they fade. I love roses too and the miniature rose bushes can go indoors as well as outdoors. Cut away all but 5â12 canes for a large, bushy rose bush. Although they tolerate temperature extremes, they grow best in mild daytime temperatures of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and 60 F at night. They may need to dry out just a little between waterings. And if you then take the time to clean up the rose bush well and get its shape to an optimum, I doubt that you have saved any time as well. No need to overwork yourself with these easy-care â¦ Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 12, 2012: I had one once a long time ago. Thank you for stopping in, reading and commenting on my hub, it is always appreciated. Thank you for your kind comment and votes, it is always appreciated! Watch your plant carefully for the tiny insect pests, and spray with an insecticide if needed. Winter care is easy and requires trash bags, pruners and moss. Cut the flowers off after they have bloomed. Fertilizing landscape roses is easy: simply apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. I love roses and its many and splendid colors. I live in western Okla, and love mini roses. I want to be able to take care of it and not let it die! Hey every be sure to join me as I share how to grow miniature roses. It is always appreciated. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant. Plants that do not receive enough sunlight become spindly and weak. Move it into a sheltered spot for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the time outside, for about 7 to 10 days. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on December 10, 2014: Hi Shiela - many long years ago, I was given 3 miniature roses as a gift. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on April 13, 2012: Hello B.! They make great additions to small places that need some beautiful color. I tried "lucky bamboo" once, but I wasn't very lucky, it didn't make it. To repot your plant, loosen the roots with your fingers, removing as much of the original soil as possible and re-plant in a pot slightly larger than the original.