Help! My indoor mini roses keep dying!

ekleimanJanuary 25, 2006

Hey, my name is Evan. I'm a college student, but I've had quite the green thumb for a while now. I have had several plants in my apartment over the summer and both died (one was a minature rose and one was a mini pepper plant). I figured this was because they were both in line with my Air Conditioning duct. So, now it's the winter and I decided to try another mini rose, and it's dying too! I water regularly and miracle grow every 2 weeks (I haven't M.G.'ed this one yet, since I haven't had it long enough to!) It's in a new location, on my desk, but still getting sunlight. It's in the pot it came in from the grower, I've never changed the pot for any plant I've ever grown. So, please help guys! What can be the cause? Carbon monoxide? Bad temperature (it's usually around 70 in here)?

Thanks in advance!!


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It's not you Evan, Despite a rumor that roses can be houseplants Roses would rather live outside. Do you have a balcony?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 4:52PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Not enough light. And it might be overwatered, but it sounds like you would be able to tell. Be on the lookout for spider mites too. Here are threads on the subject of trying to keep roses alive inside (not recommended, but give it a try):

I couldn't help myself...potted rose
How to save a potted gift rose
questions about the winter (yes, really about keeping a rose indoors)

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 5:34PM
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