Roses
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transplant rose cutting

Zone Palmdale, Calif | Anonymous added on April 1, 2018 | Answered

can I take a cutting from a rose bush and transplant and how would you transplant the cutting.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 2, 2018

Each of the seedlings should have 6 true leaves before transplanting to new pots.
Desert Rose do better when they are more root bound so do not choose to large of a pot. A pot size that is 6 to 8" in diameter.
Choose an unglazed pottery or clay pot as this will help the soil dry out between waterings.
Fill the pot with a good quality potting mix--you can mix a potting soil with equal parts of cactus potting mix.
Gently remove the seedling and place the seedling into the new pot.
Firmly press the seedling into it's new soil mix.
Water lightly but make sure the soil is moist and not soggy. Root rot will take over quickly, so do not over water.
Keep the pots in a warm location- 75 to 80 degrees F, do not allow the plants to be exposed to temps below 40 degrees F.
Full sun location with at least 8 hours of sunlight.
After you began to see new growth you can a balanced fertilizer application ever couple of weeks until it flowers.
Here is a link with care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-propagation.htm

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