Is It Possible To Grow Miniature Roses Indoors In Flower Pots?


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Roses are one of my favorite flowers. I especially love those dainty miniature roses that have red and white striped blooms. Would it be possible to grow one of these indoors in a flower pot as long as it is sitting in full sun?
 
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Yes, I used to grow miniature roses indoors some years ago, is not as hard as you might think ;) You can definitely do it, you just need to get the hag of it. @claudine also grows them ;)
 
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my mothers plant lost the flowers but they seem to be blooming again which is fantastic after taking so long. it seems to only be budding during the hottest month of the year which I have found completely strange
 
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I grow roses room right now. The best variety for the house is the rose bengal. But the others are also growing. The problem for them - spider mite and cool winter. Activity for the roses in the winter low. But now they have already given the new green shoots. It is not bloom, but I think it will be soon.
 
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Like Splinx and Trellum mentioned, I grow miniature roses indoors:D They're my favorite plants!:love:
So yes, it definitely is possible. However, you need to remember that roses go dormant in winter. They should be kept in temperatures below 10 degrees c from late fall to early spring. Currently, all my miniature roses are in the attic.
 
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I used to have a pot of miniature rose that I kept inside, but after a year, it didn't do so well so I planted it outside and it did great. I am planning on getting another one for the inside.
 
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I had much better luck growing them inside than I ever have had growing them outdoors. I live in a temperate climate that has a lot of frost during the winter months. Last time I tried growing miniature roses outside they got infested with bugs and I had to throw the plants away.
 
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That's great to know. Would it be possible for me to sit the pots of roses out on my covered porch from late fall to early spring? I do not have a room inside that would get cold enough to make them go dormant.
 
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That's great to know. Would it be possible for me to sit the pots of roses out on my covered porch from late fall to early spring? I do not have a room inside that would get cold enough to make them go dormant.
Yes, I think it's a good idea:) But you'll have to protect the pots from frost. I sometimes wrap the pots with layers of newspapers, thick fabricks and blankets if it's very cold.
 
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I think that they are absolutely wonderful and the colours are amazing when you have a whole collection of them. I do love those miniature ones too they are so cute and romantic looking if that makes sense!
 
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I have been struggling with miniature roses for two years now and this winter I have finally seemed to get it right. I bought some wonderful red miniature roses last spring and replanted these in a clay pot, when it was warm enough I took them outside and left them there until it was almost a freeze, then I brought them in. Truth be told I did not do much other then water them on occasion, I put them on the ground in an area with bright morning sun, but full afternoon light. In the past I put the pot higher on the edge of a raised bed and thy dried out fast. At frost I brought them in and placed them in full sun by the window, but it is very cold there and they like it. I only water once a week and have nice green leaves and the stalk part is green. Just enough to completely wet the entire soil. The plant is definitely alive and I know a day or two in the spring heat will make them bud.

One huge difference I did, was in the past I would prune the dead off, this time I left it, and it seems t have made a difference. I can hardly wait for spring to get here, this weekend is suppose to hit the 60's so I will be doing outside things to start the planting season. I am curious though, for anyone that has experience with the miniatures, I notice when I leave the roses outside the leaves are so much darker, almost red in color, is this the normal state or perhaps I need to do something more?
 
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You can, but sometimes they get overcrowded and you need to move them to a larger container. I recently got some red miniature roses for Valentine's Day and they are already getting weak looking because the soil doesn't have enough nutrients. Those are a few things to think about. You also have to water it often because they get thirsty!
 
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Yes you can, but some tips you must follow for getting good flowers and if you want your flower bloom more day:
Let the sun shine in.
These mini and micro hybrids won't bloom if they don't get enough sunshine. When growing miniature roses indoors, it can be challenging to find a spot where they'll get several hours of direct sun each day. So place them in window, If you don't have space in a sunny window, you can move your rose outdoors, as long as there is no danger of frost.
Water regularly.Flowering roses are thirsty, and they dry out quickly in containers. Stick your finger in the soil to check for dryness every day.
Deadhead spent blooms.Remove flowers as soon as they fade to keep plants looking their best and to encourage a long blooming season. Don't pluck them off with your hands because tearing can damage the stem.
 
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All of these comments are helpful to me as well. I have tried several times over the years to raise miniature roses indoors and have had to fight off the bugs and other ailments the poor things acquired every single time. I finally gave up on it and so did my mother who had the same troubles. My roses would live and look great for a few months and then I would find them crawling with bugs, even when they were not kept outside. How does that happen when the roses are kept indoors? It's like the bugs hatch right out of the soil the roses are planted in or something. How is it that even when you keep a clean house, (or in my case, apartment) you still get bugs on delicate plants? I don't get it, except that they are tiny enough to crawl right through my window screens in the summer. Considering that I live on the second floor, those are some pretty motivated bugs.
 

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I have never thought of growing roses indoors.. This is interesting and something I will be trying. I will have to use a grow light as I do not have a window that has direct sunlight long enough for the plant to grow well.
 
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Hello Novelangel, in my opinion Rose sawflies can cause considerable damage to roses, including Knockouts. It is important to be aware of this little critter and take corrective action.
Rose sawfly adults look like a tiny fly and are rarely noticeable in the landscape. However, when their eggs hatch on the underside of your rose leaves as larvae, they are easily identified. Look for several green, small, usually a half inch in length, caterpillars on the underside of leaves where damage is seen. Some people have described their look similar to a tiny green slug which gives them the common name of Rose Slug.

Control:

Start by removing the leaves where damage is found. These larvae cannot travel far, so removing infected leaves from the area is sufficient. Next, use a forceful spray from a garden hose to knock off any remaining rose slugs. Be sure to get the undersides of the leaves thoroughly.
 
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My aunt had those, one in each pot inside her house. It was definitely pretty, but if you took one it would be obvious since it's the only one in the entire pot. I got in trouble for it one time because we needed to get a plant for a lesson and I just took one without asking her permission. Oh well, I'm rambling again. To answer your question, yes, as long as they still get water and sunlight, these small flowers are really easy to manage.
 
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my moms rose bush got a new rose but it died a week later and now it looks as though there are new leaves and branches growing so maybe it will work out. it is so hard to grow roses here in the tropics but I was amazed that it bloomed. I got the plant at woolworths and their air conditioning is cold which perhaps is why the flowers die when they get home they have been used to the air in the store
 
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