Typically, roses aren't grown from tip cuttings, but doing so requires a good soil that is peaty and pearl-like. Discover the reasons why hybrid-trees are usually grafted roses with help from an urban horticulturist and gardening adviser in this free video on growing roses.
Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. How do we grow roses from tip cuttings? Well typically in hybrid-tees, we don't. But let's say you have got your favorite rose, and you want to take a tip cutting. You are going to come back in, cut the plant, the stem from the plant, the mother plant, and get a good soil like we have here. Remember a good peaty, pearl-like type soil, improve the soil, add the soil,make it nice and priable. Plant it down to a depth, about a third of the stem into the ground. Maybe put a little plastic bag over it. The tip cutting probably is easier to reproduce from than a major stem. Now, many of the miniature roses are done this way, many of the climbers will grow on their own tip cuttings. Most of your hybrid-tees are going to be grafted roses. So you want to check into how do you do some grafting. You normally raise a root stock up, and then you graft on the scion, the top part of the plant onto the root stock. But, if you want to start one from a cutting, take a nice healthy top piece, and pick off any bad leaves, cut the bottom at about a forty-five degree angle, use some rooting hormone, and keep it in a good soil. For askmrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.