Several methods are available for propagating roses, but the glass of water technique stands out as one of the most effective.
Start by cutting the rose with shears just below the flower.
- Measure five knots down the stem and cut diagonally below the fifth knot for an angled incision, enhancing the plant’s rooting ability.
- Extract aloe vera pulp from a leaf, blend it until smooth, and pour it into a glass.
- Dip the first rose cutting into the pulp and let it rest for five days.
- Plant the cutting in high-quality peat moss and use the remaining juice as a spray.
To propagate roses using a plastic bottle:
- Cut a plastic bottle in half and poke small holes in the bottom.
- Mix expanded clay and peat, filling the bottle halfway.
- Spray the mixture generously and let it drain slightly.
- Take a rose cutting with at least 3 or 4 buds, remove most leaves, and insert it into the soil.
- Cover the cutting with the other half of the bottle to maintain moisture until it roots.
The third and most effective method involves cleaning a twig and placing it in a half-cut bottle filled with water. To add fragrance, a few drops of essential oil can be added to the water. After a week, the twig will begin to sprout, marking the success of this method of propagating roses.