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How to Grow a Black Rose Plant

By Patricia Hill ; Updated September 21, 2017

The black rose is an intriguing plant that many people consider a rose, when it’s actually an evergreen perennial. This plant is called a rose plant because its dark, chocolaty black leaves are shaped in the form of a rose bud and resembles a rose when it blooms; however, the true bloom of a black rose plant is yellow, yellow-green and red. If you want an interesting, carefree plant that is easy to grow, the black rose plant is an excellent choice.

How to Grow a Black Rose Plant

Determine where you will plant your black rose. If you live in an area that experiences temperatures less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, you may want to consider leaving it in a container so it can be moved indoors or to a sheltered area during winter.

Allow for the black rose plant to be able to receive full to medium sun.

Provide well-drained soil that has an acidic range of 6.1 to 6.8. Sandy, cacti potting soil is a good blend to use for the black rose plant.

Water the black rose plant to keep it moist until it has become established, then water indoor plants lightly just before they become dry.

Water black rose plants that are planted outdoors to keep them from drying out completely during periods of drought. These are drought-tolerant plants so a light watering should be sufficient.

Feed cactus food once a month except during winter months.

Prune fast-growing, unruly stems to 5 to 6 inches in length.


Things You Will Need

  • Black rose plant
  • Container or ground for planting
  • Cacti potting soil
  • Water
  • Pruners
  • Cactus food


  • Watering during the winter can be limited to indoor plants.

About the Author


Patricia Hill is a freelance writer who contributes to several websites and organizations, including various private sectors. She also contributes to the online magazine, Orato.com. Empowered by a need to reveal that unhealthy food and diet is a source of health-related issues, Hill is currently working on a cookbook and website for individuals with Crohn's disease.