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Miniature Roses Indoors

I have a miniature rose in a container that I would like to keep indoors over the winter. Need to know how to do that. Thanks.

When growing miniature roses outdoors give them the same care you would any other rose and you will find them quite easy to maintain. However, if you are growing them indoors it is a little more difficult.

Roses require 6 hours of sunlight a day so place your miniatures in a south facing window. If you do not have a south facing window you will need to use a grow light 12 to 16 hours a day.

The roses should be kept consistently moist in the summer and when it is hot and dry you may need to water as much as once a day. In the winter you can cut back your watering to once a week.

Miniature roses like a day time temperature of 65 to 75 degrees and a little cooler at night.

One last tip is to plant your minis in a glazed terra cotta pot. Unglazed pots allow air to reach roots through the walls. This causes the feeder roots to dry out.