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Can ROS be split in half?

Posted by suel41452 z6b-7aVA (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 5, 07 at 16:27

I have a Blushing Bride ROS that has 2 equal "trunks" coming out of the ground - each is between 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter. The plant is 2 1/2 feet high. I'd like to split the plant in half with 1 trunk & half the roots for each plant. Is this doable? I only spent $5 on it a year ago so it wouldn't be a big loss if it died.

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RE: Can ROS be split in half?

I managed to do this with my tropical hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis). It was about the same size as your ROS.
I removed all the dirt from around the roots so I could make sure each half got a decent amount of roots. Worked just fine!

RE: Can ROS be split in half?

Thanx for the info, Barb! I believe I'll give it a try. I'd like to get two standards going.

RE: Can ROS be split in half?

Suggestion, try it late in the Fall or early in the Spring. Good luck.

RE: Can ROS be split in half?

Paul - thanx for the tip. I believe I'll wait till spring.

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