Roses
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Wax covered roses

Zone 45217 | Anonymous added on June 28, 2018 | Answered

I just bought a new rose bush and it is coated with wax. I removed that from the tips of the plant. Should I remove all of it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 5, 2018

I wouldn't worry about the wax. It's applied to the plant to help prevent it from drying out during shipment. (and sitting on a shelf for a while)

Eventually it will break down and disappear on it's own, with no harmful effect.

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