Help identifying what's wrong with my roses?


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My sister bought miniature roses for me last year, and they were doing very well until I put them outside and they got what I believe were mites. I got rid of the mites and brought them back inside, they seemed like they were doing better, but now some of the new leaves have started to curl and they're getting spots. I'm very new to plant keeping and was hoping someone here could help me figure out what is wrong with them and what I can do to fix it?
 

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A friend bougjht my wife two miniature roses in 4" pots as part of her Christmas present. Once they'd died off in January, I took them outside, put them in much bigger pots and placed them on the patio steps. I was impressed that they thrived and produced new shoots.

They've done very well, the blooms are many times the size they were at Christmas.

These are they in June.

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They are still blooming at the moment.

I believe this sort of rose is inhibited somehow to produce small roses at Christmas. They may not do well indoors after being put outside. If it's warm enough where you are I'd put them outside again in the sun and they may recover.
 
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@Sean Regan
Those roses are very pretty. mine were red with white at the tips when they were in bloom and had flowers on them all winter, spring and the beginning of summer (when I put them outside and then they got mites)
I kept them in the same pot they had outside and have a plant light for them indoors as well, but am worried to put them back outside, especially since it's getting close to winter and animals were starting to dig at them. I can see if I can find a place in the sun the squirrels can't get to.
 
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Hello @Bara and welcome to the forum :)
Although your pictures show no ''mites'' as you call them, and I can`t see any other blemishes from those images, I would guess that your mites may have been aphids. Any spots may have been ''black spot'' which is a common fungal disease on roses.
Roses are all hardy plants, and they should be outside in the garden - even if they are planted in pots - outside is best. Any pests and diseases can be dealt with.
 
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Thank you. ^-^

It's very possible they had been aphids, they were very small and some were black, so I'm not positive on what they were exactly. they were on the underside of the leaves, but I got rid of those months ago, so I'm not concerned about those anymore. It's the leaf curling from the new leaves and there's small brownish spots on the leaves. I took a picture of a leaf I clipped and circled the spots that have been concerning me, if that helps any.
 

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I`m afraid from those pictures anyone can only guess what`s going on. Guessing isn`t much help.
Whatever - if you can plant your roses outside, they should be better for it. Keeping them indoors is not a good idea.
 
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I put them back outside this morning, I just wasn't sure if I'd need to treat them for anything while they were out there or not. I'll just keep an eye on them and see how they do.
 
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Are they still in their pots? If so they would be happier in a nice bit of prepared ground - maybe somewhere near the house where you can check them easily. At this time of year all the plants will be slowing down now for their winter rest, and will not need so much attention. In the springtime you will be able to check them out. As I said, roses are hardy, and shouldn`t be in too much trouble at this time of year.
Stop worrying so much - I`m sure they`ll be fine :)
 
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Sorry, didn't see the responses until now. Yes, they're still in their pot, I'm unable to plant them in the ground at the moment, but I can try to plant them next year. I've heard mixed things, do they like direct or indirect sunlight? so I know whether to plant them in the shade or more open in the spring.
They do seem to have perked up, I'm not finding anymore spots on them now so putting them back outside did seem to help. No signs of squirrels bothering them again yet either.

I know my mom used something when they got those bugs, that might have been what it was, I'm not positive. I know it had said it was safe for roses.
 
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If the bugs were aphids (as they usually are on roses) all you need is a squirty bottle with washing up liquid (dish soap) and wash them off with that.
The roses will be happiest when they are in the garden, really glad they`re picking up. (y)

If you use chemicals when it`s not necessary you end up killing off all the good helpful bugs too. Poisons must always be a last resort.
 
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Your roses want full sun all day long to do their best. Where do you live? Knowing that will help with positioning them and what your climate is like.
 
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I'll keep that in mind about the squirt bottle with dish soap next time, I hadn't heard of using that on plants before. I know it's best not to use chemicals and I try to avoid it as much as possible.

@cpp gardener

Thanks, I'll make sure to put them in full sun. ^-^ I live in New York.
 

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