Rose cutting, how to do it: all the instructions to multiply therosewith the technique ofcutting. From the best period to the precautions to follow.
There multiplication of the rose can be done through cutting, offshoot, layering and grafting. In this article we will focus onrose propagationsimpler, the one by cutting but I will also give you general information about multiplication by grafting and by layering.
Multiplication of the rose, layering
The ground cover roses multiply easily through offshoots to be performed at the end of May-June; when the rose has very rigid branches that do not lend themselves to being bent towards the ground, layering is the ideal choice and is done from May to September.
The type of grafting suitable for the multiplication of roses is the scudetto one and is done between May and June (with a growing bud) or in September with a dormant bud. Multiplication bycuttingit can be performed in two periods: between June and July or November-December. Let's see how to make a rose cutting.
The rose can be multiplied bywoody (or semi-woody) cuttingisgreen cutting(or leaf cutting). On this page I will give you all the instructions to perform both rose multiplication techniques.
Multiply a rose by cuttings
Therecuttingis a method of multiplication which consists in rooting a portion of a branch taken from a mother plant. Based on the type of branch taken, the best time to do the rose cutting varies.
Rose cutting, when done
The best time to perform therose cuttingit depends on the type of branch to root.
Between June and July, in case they are usedcuttingsnot yet lignified, that is, green in color and with a young bark. In this period it is also possible to perform the cutting of the leaf.
Between November and December if it comes tocuttingslignified, that is, branches with dark and consistent bark.
What do you need to prepare one rose cutting?
- Pot with a diameter of about 10-12 cm
- Rose branch of 15-20 cm to transform intocutting
- Rooting-type hormone compound
- Mixture of peat, garden soil and sand
- Plastic bottle
Rose cutting, how to do it
Formake the rose cutting, take a portion of the branch with a length of 15-20 cm. The branch chosen for thecuttingit must not have produced flowers and should be cut immediately under a knot.
Remove the apical part of the branch, leave only one or two leaves. The rose branch, thus prepared, must be immersed with the base in a hormonal product. Hormone products will root your branch.
Hormonal products for rose cuttingscan be found at agricultural consortia, in shopping centers specializing in gardening or online, as is the case with Radicant Clonex, a hormonal product that promotes the emission and development of roots inwoody cuttings, just like those ofrose.
When using the root, read the instructions on the purchase package, I personally used this root with full satisfaction.
Fill a 10-12 cm diameter pot with a mixture (given in equal parts) of peat, garden soil and sand, to be kept moderately moist. Bury therose cuttingfor 8-10 cm.
To further stimulate rooting, string oncuttinga plastic bottle to which you will have eliminated the bottom.
After 50-60 days you will see the first shoots appear from thecuttingperformed between June and July. For thecuttingsautumn-winter, however, it will be necessary to wait until the following spring to see the first shoots. The rose seedling developed bycuttingit will have to be left in pots and watered weekly until it is ready for planting. The planting can take place in the ground or in a pot with a diameter of 20 cm.
Rose cutting from leaves: period and instructions
As stated, therose cutting, as well as from the branch (semi-woody cutting), it can be obtained from the leaves. Unlike thecuttingsemi-woody which is carried out between late summer and early autumn, for thecuttingfrom leaves the month of July is preferred. How to proceed?
Remove a perfectly intact and healthy leaf, equipped with a peduncle. Make small, neat cross incisions along the ribs. For this operation use a cardboard cutter.
Have a pot that is large enough to spread the leaf over, preferably low. Place the leaves on the soil and cover it with an additional (very thin!) Layer of soft soil. When strong enough shoots develop, the first transplant must be performed.
To better understand the stages of multiplication by rose cutting, starting from the leaf (green cutting) the image above is available.
The rose cutting starting from the leaf is also calledsummer cutting. It has fewer chances of taking root than the semi-woody cutting but it is worth experimenting!
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