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Aug 30, Take a cutting from the rose bush you would like to grow your new bush from. It can be a whole branch or a stem. With your knife, gently scrape off 1–2 inches (– cm) of the outer covering of the clipping at the bottom.

Think of it like cutting your hair, it regrows.

This will allow the rooting hormone to get into the stem%. Oct 15, Poke holes in the top of a plastic bag using a toothpick to create ventilation for your new rose bush. Cover your rose with the plastic bag for at least two weeks until roots form. The plastic bag helps create a mini-greenhouse effect, which helps the soil retain moisture. Be sure the plastic bag doesn’t touch the leaves to avoid fungus on the newly planted rose cutting.

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Keep your new rose cutting watered well when growing roses Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Nov 29, Place the jar over the cutting and water. In approximately nine months, the cutting will have taken root and will be a new baby rose bush for your garden%.

Jul 10, To start rose bush from cuttings, once the rose cuttings have been taken and brought to the planting site, take out a single cutting and remove the lower leaves only.

Make a small slit with a sharp knife on one or two sides of the lower portion of the cutting, not a deep cut but just enough to penetrate the outer layer of the cutting. Fertilize soil medium lightly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer weekly after the rose cuttings begin to produce new growth. Dec 15, Mulch around new outdoor rose bushes in fall to provide the young roots extra protection from winter cold. It can take up to three years for your cutting to develop into a full-size rose bush.