Rose is undoubtedly the ‘Queen of Flowers’. If you have a passion for gardening and love
flowers then I am sure you have always wanted to grow roses in your garden. Some newbie gardeners including me, a few
years ago used to think rose is one of the most difficult shrubs to grow. This is actually a misconception. Anybody can grow roses just like any other
plant. All you have to do is follow some simple tips
and tricks on how to grow roses correctly. In this episode let’s list out the 10 useful
rose plant care tips one by one. Please watch it till the end as some of these
tips might surprise you with few bonus tips at the end. Before we start make sure you have subscribed
to our channel along with the bell notification. 10. Bare Root Roses or Container Roses? You can purchase roses already potted in soil
thats container roses or as dormant bare-root plants. If you are a beginner, container roses is
the best option, because they are easy to plant and they establish quickly. If you are planting bare root roses, which
are commonly sold online, they need to have their roots soaked overnight in water before
planting them in the soil, and the roots must be kept always moist for the first few weeks
after planting. 9. Repotting a Newly bought Rose plant
The commonest mistake most of us do immediately repot a newly purchased plant. Never do this. Keep this newly bought container in partial
shade or indirect sunlight for at least 3 to 4 days for it to settle down and then shift
to full sunlight or consider repotting in a new container and new potting mix of you
choice. Do not remove the entire mother soil from
the plant, specially beginners. Just tease the roots around and then place
in a new potting mix. Then after repotting, water it thoroughly
and keep it in shade for few days to prevent repotting or transplant shock which causes
the plant to wilt. 8. Drainage and Pot Selection
No doubt, You need a well draining soil for all plants. This applies even to rose plant. Make sure you have good drainage holes at
the bottom that do not get clogged easily. As you keep the containers in full sunlight,
plastic containers are not recommended. Clay pots are the best and next comes the
cement containers. We have discussed in detail on choosing the
right containers in another episode. You can find links to all related videos from
description below. 7. Potting Mix
Rose is a special plant and we expect a lot of flowers from it. So the nutrient requirement for this plant
is high. As you all know, Any plant requires Phosphorous
and potassium for healthy flowering and fruiting. Keeping this in mind while you prepare your
potting. Steamed bone meal is the most important source
of phosphorous and a slow release fertilizer. One handful of it will be sufficient to produce
flowering for the entire year. You should also make a proper potting mix
with all ingredients like decomposed cowdung, vermicompost, coco peat or peat moss and garden
soil in proper proportions to make a well draining soil. You can watch my detailed video on the best
universal potting mix recipe from a link here at top right corner or from the description
below after this video. 6. Sunlight and Location
Rose plant needs atleast 6 to 8 hours of full direct sunlight to produce flowers and to
keep it healthy. You cannot expect flowering without sunlight. One more important point to remember here
is its location. If possible protect it from hot noon sunlight,
like 12 pm to 2 pm sun or if this is not possible, you can install a 50 percent green shade net
to protect from noon sun, specially in hot summer. 5. Watering Requirement
Roses need daily watering and a well draining soil is very important and at the same time
moisture around roots has to be maintained by adding stuff like compost and coco peat. You can add a little more compost like decomposed
cowdung or some extra leaf compost in your potting mix. One important watering tip for roses to avoid
fungus is Water early in the morning before sun starts. Watering in evening can keep it damp and encourage
fungus. 4. Fertilizer
Rose plant requires regular feeding to increase flowering both number of flowers and also
to achieve big sized roses. If you use chemical fertilizers, NPK 20 20
20 and DAP crystals that’s Di ammonium phosphate alternating every week is sufficient to produce
good flowering. But if you are completely organic like me,
Consider adding a hand full of vermicompost or decomposed cow dung in each container every
15 days after raking or tilling the top soil. Raking or tilling the soil is itself an important
task to improve soil aeration and improve your plants health. Then, You can also perform a foliar spray
by mixing 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in 1 litre of water once every 15 days for best results. 3. Pest Control
This is most important step. The only regular pesticide I recommend is
Neem oil weekly once spray. This prevents and cures a lot of diseases
and pests on rose plants. 5 to 10 ml neem oil mixed in 1 litre of water
with few drops of liquid soap or shampoo. There are two most common disease attacks
on rose. One is the Rose die back disease and the black
spot rose disease, both are caused by fungus. We have detailed episodes on these topics. You can check those links in description below. 2. Dead Heading
This is another important task most of us are lazy to perform. Just pluck those dead and fading flowers from
the plant. This will conserve the plants energy to product
more new buds rather than diverting the energy in seed formation. Performing dead heading as soon as the flowers
starts to fade is beneficial instead of waiting for the flower to dry completely. 1. Pruning or Trimming Rose Plants
This is important task most of us neglect. Do not hesitate or be afraid to prune you
rose plant. You are not gonna kill it. Pruning is an important gardening secret to
healthy rose bush because this encourages branching and makes your plant more bushy
as a result more number of flowers. Perform at least a basic pruning what is called
soft pruning in early spring season once in a year. I have a detailed episode on Pruning concepts
and types of pruning. This will give you an insight on When, Why
and how to prune any plant. Please watch that episode from an end screen
link after this video. Now! Two Bonus Tips:
Firstly About Soil PH: Rose loves slightly acidic soil. If you have a PH testing meter you can check
it by dipping into your soil. Rose loves a ph of 6.0 to 6.5. To acidify your soil you can water it by mixing
10 gms of alum in 1 litre of water, once every 15 days or a month. This will certainly improve your plants health
and increase flowering because acidic soil is important for nutrient absorption. Secondly, You can add Mustard Cake Tea or
Even used tea dust as discussed in my previous episodes. You can check all related videos in description
below. So, there you have it folks. Please hit a thumbs up if you like the video. Please Share this with your gardening friends
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