Miniature roses are always a lovely gift, especially during Valentines Day or other holidays. An even more sustainable alternative to the classic, cut-and-dry bunch of gorgeous red roses. With just the right care and maintenance mini roses can still be maintained outdoors, or indoor for quite a long time. Indoor gardening is becoming more popular for many reasons. Not only is it easier to care for but many indoor plants actually look better than their outdoor counterparts.
For indoor gardening mini roses should receive the same care and upkeep that their larger counterparts receive. Outdoor pruning should be done after flowering in order to encourage new growth. After pruning, if you decide to move your indoor garden to a different location check and see if there is a spot you can easily reach that will allow you to reach your plants with ease. This will help when transplanting to a new location. When growing roses indoors make sure that you provide adequate ventilation and sunlight so that they will grow strong and healthy.
If you are growing roses indoors there are some special things that you need to do and keep in mind. The first thing is to pay close attention to the type of fertilizer that your plants need. Most indoor plants will need a more organic fertilizer than those that are grown outdoors. This is because they are not exposed to the same elements that outdoor plants are exposed to. Organic fertilizers are great for growing roses indoors because they help the plants retain more of the nutrients in the soil.
The second thing to keep in mind when growing roses indoors is that houseplants should be kept away from the main trunk of the plant. If your houseplants are touching the main trunk of the plant, they will absorb too much water, which stunts their growth. You should place varieties that have wide roots between your houseplants. These narrow roots will distribute the water more evenly throughout the soil, which will help your plants to grow faster.
When you are ready to start growing roses indoors you will want to take a look at your indoor potting mix. Roses are very sensitive to disease and insects and will often go into shock if they are constantly being attacked. To protect them, you should use a good quality potting mix that contains a high amount of phosphorous and a low amount of Potassium.
One of the biggest problems that you will face when growing roses indoors is the dreaded brown spots that form on the leaves of the flower because of water loss. It is important that you know how much water your plants need. If you are not careful you can end up watering them to death. You should water your plants every two weeks or so, no less.
There are many different diseases and insects that can affect your rose bushes. You should be aware of these things so that you can avoid them. An important part of rose growing is knowing how to prune your plants. You should cut your rose plants regularly, about every four years for healthy growth. Cut the branches that are thick and create room between them so that new growth can appear.
One of the main benefits of growing roses indoors is that your houseplants will get more use than they would if you kept them in the greenhouse. Most houseplants get three to four hours of sunlight during the day, but your roses will only get about half that amount. This is because your rose plants will bloom during the day and then your houseplants will sleep during the night. This makes it necessary for you to keep your houseplants out of direct sunlight.