- Sep 29, 2012
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My boyfriend can read my mind, he gave me a beautiful, enormous cut rose yesterday - of course now I want to start a new plant from it . It will be very romantic.
When should I put it into the soil? Should I wait until the flower withers?
Claudine, I've always heard you wait until after the flower withers to take the cutting so I'm guessing that's the answer, but if the stem has a leaf you could still try adding aspiring to the water.
Channel, patience is a virtue that you learn from gardening and I think it is really worth the wait. Aspirin does not hasten the process as I have found out for myself but it does help you against the odds.
...I left the bottle with the stems covered in clear inflated plastic bags in a warm and well lit place where there is no direct sunlight but a good amount of light and heat.
Maddie, I'm confused - the stem is in a bottle of aspirin water inside a plastic bag?