I just received a cutting of a rose in a trade. I thought I was getting a rooted rose but it's a cutting instead. I have no idea how to root it. I do have some rooting hormone. Should I use that on it or is that a bad idea? What are my chances of getting it to root by dipping it in the hormone then sticking it in a flower pot? (Or would it be best to stick it straight into the ground?) I am fairly new to roses & gardening in general so any information that you can share would be so appreciated!
how can I root a rose?
Page thru the forum and look for seedpickers thread on propagation. It is very detailed. Some people have luck sticking a cutting in the ground under a glass jar. Some in pots of potting soil. My first attempt at propagation last year got blown over in a storm, not successful. I am trying again, but it is too soon to tell if they will take.
dixielol, if you go into the sticky at top of the forum you will find a couple of links to threads on rooting roses. Good luck!