Also, the rose buds that had not opened when I got it have dried up and definitely will not be opening up now. This is my first rose bush and I really want it to survive. Can anyone give me any tips on how to properly care for it? We keep our house fairly cool, at 60 degrees, but according to the information on the pot, they grow best between 60 and 80 degrees.
I am also keeping it where it can get the best benefit of the sun. My house isn't super light, but it's not dark either. I keep it in front of windows, but several feet back from the window so it won't get too cold. Thanks ahead of time for any advice anyone can give me.
Robin from Washington, IA
The most common reason roses fail is improper watering. If buds and flowers start to look dry and shriveled, and leaves are suddenly dropping, the plant is drying out and should be watered immediately.
The best way to water is to place the pot on a tray and water from below the foliage. When water runs freely into the tray, stop watering. Allow the water to drain into the saucer for a few more minutes and then dump any excess water that remains in the tray. Never let the pot stand in water. The goal is to keep the soil slightly moist, but NOT wet.
Yellow leaves can be a sign of too much water or not enough light. If your pot came wrapped in foil, remove it so excess water can escape and move it to the brightest area possible (preferably a south-facing window). If you can't provide it with at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day, you might want to consider supplementing it with an artificial grow light until you can get it into the garden. If you think you may have over-watered, let the soil dry out before resuming watering, and remember that with fewer leaves, it now needs less water.
At 60F, temperature is probably not your problem. Humidity may be a factor, as miniature roses do not like warm, dry air. Setting the pot on a pebble tray filled with water will help keep the air around it more humid.
Keep in mind that roses forced to bloom in the winter will be difficult to keep looking good until spring if kept indoors. This does not mean they will be lost, it just means that they may not look the greatest by the time spring rolls around. If your rose bush has lost many leaves, you may want to cut it back to about 2-3 inches, or to the point where you see a healthy, green-white stalk. New growth should reappear in 6-10 days.
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I was on vacation for over a month and I left my roses in the care of someone while I was away. When I left, my roses where growing new leaves, so I was hoping to see at least a bud or two when I returned, but sadly all the leaves that grew dried out. The person I left in charge of caring for my roses to said that they watered them.
I don't know if my roses where affected by something before I left or the person didn't watered them like they said, or I just didn't take care of them right that caused all the leaves to become dry. Right now, I have cut off all the dry leaves and I don't know what else I should do. Now I am seeing some sort of liquid coming out from some of the areas of the plant. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do to revive my roses? And what is that liquid that is coming out?
I understand how you feel. I love flowers too including roses. One of my favorites.
It's the season where leaves shed and i am positive that it will grow back in its season if you care and nurture it. Your rose plant doesn't seem to have completely died down and dried out. So you don't have to worry. This is a part of its cycle.
Take good care of her and she will bloom in time.
Spray with an organic disease control product. You still have green spots so the plant isnt dead.
The brown looks like a canker or fungus. You can try cleaning it off with some plain Blue Dawn dish soap and see if that keeps it at bay. If it comes back, you may need a fungicide. Ask at your local hardware store or big box hardware store like Home Depot which one they recommend for the particular breed of rose you have.
My husband mowed over mine many years ago with the electric and it looked much worse than yours does now and mine came back better than ever! Roses are very hearty sorts and she should recover fully.
Take care of the brown spots. Go back to your regular water and sun routine and hopefully soon she will return to her full glory.
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In many parts of the world roses have a season where they look like they die off and the leaves fall off the plants. When the next growing season comes the plant will sprout new leaves and start to grow again. Where I live we do not have a growing season such as this because we are not subject to the cold. Therefore our roses grow year round and bloom all the time. Your plants do not look dead right now and I would just water them every 2 days and keep checking them. You might want to try a little bit of furtilizer in the water to help them out.
What kind of organic to spray