Roses, celebrated for their stunning diversity and widespread popularity, boast around 200 species, encompassing shrubs and climbers, and offer a spectrum of colors.
While they are often admired for their visual appeal in gardens or as cut flowers, roses serve multifaceted purposes, contributing to the production of essential oils, perfumes, and even jams.
Surprisingly, many individuals are unaware that roses can be propagated through cuttings, offering a straightforward way to cultivate these beautiful flowers. To begin, adhere to some general guidelines, such as choosing an appropriate stem. Any stem will suffice, including freshly cut flowers received as gifts, provided they possess at least 2-3 buds. Maintain a minimum distance of 2 cm between the innermost bud and the cutting point, making the cut at a 45-degree angle.
Next, place the cuttings in a container filled with water, allowing them to soak for 2 days. Once the soaking period concludes, proceed to plant the cuttings. It is advisable to mix the soil with potting soil or incorporate a small amount of manure. Ensure that the cuttings are planted with attention to their polarity, maintaining the same orientation as they were on the original rose. Thoroughly pre-moisten the soil before planting, and bear in mind that they require abundant sunlight.
After a few days of planting, observe vigorous bud development, indicating that the roses can be successfully transplanted into your garden. Dig suitable holes, moisten the soil with a potassium-rich solution before placing the roots, and cover the newly planted roses with a glass or mason jar for 3-4 weeks. This careful process will contribute to the successful establishment of your propagated roses.