Question about Home Depot Minis

susanjane(z7 NW GA)June 13, 2005

I couldn't resist a very pretty pink blush mini with 2 inch ruffly blooms when I passed by it today. As I was trying to repot it, I discovered that it was actually several separate plants all in the same small pot. I also bought a very pretty yellow mini with very full blooms that is the same way, that is, it is actually several plants in one little pot. Does anyone know why this is the case, and can I grow them all as separate plants? They are labeled as being from "Por La Mar" nurseries.

Thanks,

Susan in N. Ga.

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Portiemom(San Diego)

A lot of them come that way, also those little ones at the supermarkets. Sometime check a Christmas poinsettia -- they too are often done that way. Yes you can divide them; but be careful, they usually don't have much root structure. Remove from pot, soak in wanter, gently divide under water. Repot quickly.

They are really just blooming branches that have been rooted.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 8:25PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

They put more than one in a pot because it looks fuller, and they can sell more plants than waiting for the cuttings to mature. If you buy a mini from a rose vendor, sometimes you'll get more than one cutting in the pot, but more often you'll get a larger cutting that has more roots.

See the link below for more help.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to save a potted gift rose

    Bookmark   June 14, 2005 at 9:42AM
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