- Step 1: Choose container Choose a plastic or clay container with good drainage and adequate room for root growth.
- TIP: Choose a 16-inch or larger container to reduce watering and heat build-up problems.
- Step 2: Fill with soil Fill the container two-thirds full with artificial soil.
- Step 3: Plant the rose Place the rose over the artificial soil and fill the area around it with more soil. The bud onion should be level with the soil line.
- Step 4: Water the rose Water the rose until water comes out of the bottom of the pot. Water every day or every other day, keeping the soil damp.
- TIP: Spot-check for dryness by inserting a finger an inch into the soil. If the soil is dry, you need to water your rose.
- Step 5: Feed the plant Feed your rose with fish emulsion fertilizer or Epsom salt once a week to produce substantial blossoms.
- Step 6: Keep in sunlight Place your rose container where it will get a minimum of 7 hours sunlight a day.
- Step 7: Show off to friends Show off your beautiful container roses to neighbors, friends, and family.
- FACT: According to fossil evidence, the rose is 35 million years old.
You Will Need
- A plastic or clay container
- Artificial soil
- A rose
- Fish emulsion fertilizer or Epsom salt