potting confederate rose

loveofmylife680(z7)March 10, 2006

I have been growing some cuttings of con. rose all winter in water I need to put them in soil. My ? is what kind of soil, how big of a pot and when is it ok to set them outside in the pots till I am ready to put in the ground. I was thinking of letting them have some sun during the day till the cold weather is all gone. I never have had any luck with doing plants this way much, just want them to survive, 2 of the stalks have a leaf growing on them.

Thanks Jill

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jrgardner(z8b FL)

I received some great advice on making the move from water to soil and I've successfully moved confederate rose cutting this way. Plant the cuttings in rather wet potting soil -- it seems to give the cutting a better transition. I make the soil really wet and then put it in an area with light, but not direct sun. By the time you need to water again -- which is quite a while -- they seem to be established. I would give them a little time in the pots to get settled and make sure they start growing and then they are easy to transplant outside -- just make sure you harden them off like you would a seedling. Good luck!


    Bookmark   March 10, 2006 at 12:17PM
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What size pot does it take???

    Bookmark   April 2, 2006 at 8:30PM
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as big as you can find. I put one in a large tree pot, placed it in the garden because I did not want it in the soil. Within two years, it had rooted through the pot and was huge. Within three years it was bigger than an oak tree that I Had had for years.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 10:04AM
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These plants send out strong lateral roots. Once they get big they need a strong pot with trimming of the roots or a box. Once the side of the pot bulges repot or it will split the pot.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 10:39PM
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