At work, we were selling cut roses for Valentine's Day. The ones that did not sell by three days later, my manager told me I could have. That day, I cut about 3 inches of stem from 9 of them, and they have perked up. (I have 3 white, 3 pink, and 3 red. I also have about a dozen others that I didn't trim - - they're a little worse for wear.) Is there any use in trying to root them? I've watched several YouTube videos which say you can, but I figured I'd ask - the videos all contradict each other, so I'm confused. I've decided that I am not going to go out and buy new rooting compound. (I have Rootone®.) I found a video that said if you don't have rooting compound, you can use cinnamon or honey. Some say that you can root them in water, but you can't use a clear cup. One said to stir a little rooting compound in the water. One said to use aquarium water. Some say you have to root them in soil, others recommend sand. (A couple people drill holes in potatoes, and root them in the potato.) One video said to put a tablespoon of Epsom salt over the top of the soil. Some videos say to trim them just below the node, the node will make roots. Others say nothing about the node, but you have to scrape off the outer layer on the bottom inch of the stem. Some say to use green stems, others say to use semi-woody stems. Some say to cut all the leaves off. Some say to cut all the leaves in half. Or cut all but two off, and cut them in half... What am I doing here?? Is there a chance they'll root? I'm always up for an experiment, I just need to know what to try!!