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how to grow roses in pot

Anonymous added on December 31, 2014 | Answered

I have 10 rose plants all in a pot. When I bought them from nursery, there were many roses on it, but after 15 days those roses died and after that new roses are are not growing - even after putting fertilizers. Please guide me on how to grow new roses on them.

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roseman
Answered on January 10, 2015

This happens alot actually. The folks in charge of marketing have the pots planted with several rosebushes, usually miniature rosebushes, so that the impact of all those blooms brings on good sales. Then folks get them home and within two or three weeks all the blooms are gone and the rosebushes can start to drop their foliage and die. Then the folks buying the roses think they did something wrong. Actually that many rosebushes should not have been all packed into one pot. If it is a big pot, about the size of a 5 gallon bucket in diameter, a couple rosebushes would be fine. When they are all packed into one pot the root zones struggle and compete for all the water and nutrition provided. The root systems struggle to spread out and become interlocked with one another leading to death of the plant. I recommend that the rosebushes be taken out of the pot they came in ASAP. A couple could be left in the original pot if so desired but separate them in the pot so each has some space of its own. I usually put each one in its own separate pot, pick pots large enough to allow the root zone to spread out some. Plant them in some good draining soils and in pots that have drainage holes in the bottoms. If you can get some Super Thrive, add that to the water that you water the rosebushes in with after re-planting them. This product goes a long long way to helping them overcome both the transplanting shock and the stress of having been packed into the original pot. Come Spring when all danger of frost has passed, some or all can be planted outside in your garden or rose bed areas. I recommend sitting the entire pot outside in the area they will be planted for a week prior to actual planting outside. That way they gradually get used to the outdoor environment as you will want to bring them back in the first night, move them up closer to the house a couple nights and then leave them out where they will be planted the last couple of nights before planting.

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