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Can You Root a Rose by Putting a Cutting in Water?

By Vanessa Lascano ; Updated September 21, 2017
Transplant the rose cutting to soil that is half sand and half potting soil.

Rose cuttings that are properly cut and have a green stem rather than hard wood can be rooted in distilled water. Experts recommend adding a rooting hormone to the cutting or using willow water to increase the chances of the stem rooting.