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You Will Need
- Rose cutting
- Sharp knife or pruning shears
- Rooting hormone
- Rooting location
- Permanent growing location
Cut a stem
Cut a stem, 6 to 8 inches long, from the parent plant with a sharp knife or pruning shears. Cut at about a 45-degree angle. Do not allow the stem to dry out or become exposed to extreme heat or cold.
Remove the lower foliage
Remove the foliage from the lower half of the cutting. Leave the foliage on the upper half.
Dip in rooting hormone
Briefly dip the cut end in a rooting hormone.
Place the cutting in the ground
Place the cutting in the ground in a location that is shielded from the hot afternoon sun. Rooting typically takes 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the weather and the rose variety.
Transplant the cutting
Transplant the rooted cutting to its permanent location. Before long, you'll have a beautiful, blooming new rosebush.