Are my roses going to die?

td1026November 29, 2013

These are red climbers. The leaves are turning yellow and getting a couple brown spots. One cutting looks like it's starting to shrivel, but they're both green and supple. They've been sitting in a warm, sunny window sill for over a week now, uncovered, and are starting to turn. Maybe I've watered them too much. I have 8 or so other cuttings including hibiscus and yellow roses and they look fine. What's the deal and can I salvage these? They seem to be more fussy than tropicals.

Thanks all

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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

You need to be patient and give it a month or so to see what happens.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 10:13PM
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If I were you, I would redo this cuttings and following this cutting tips:
1. Do not water the cutting mix, just keep it moist not damp.
2. Put about 1/2 the length of the cutting into the mix. cut the top of the stick just above the node. Dip the cutting stick with rooting hormone.
3. Put the entire pot with cuttings in a clean, clear plastic bag and tie it.
4. Use hand trigger bottle to mist the leaves or sticks (not to the mix) every few days and retie it.
5. Never put this under direct sun, indirect bright light and warm place is recommended.
6. Be patient, after 30~60 days if not rot, it will have rooted and good luck.

This post was edited by gardentiller on Sun, Dec 1, 13 at 6:52

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 10:22PM
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seil zone 6b MI

As long as the canes are green and plump, not black or shriveled, they're still fine. The leaves dieing doesn't mean that the cane will not still root. Keep them evenly moist in good light and be patient.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 11:23AM
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Yes it looks like your over watering them to me, But still alive and no rot so they'll be fine, Also I have better luck using a half sand half perlite mix

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 1:47PM
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