Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown all across the world. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars, and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance. Roses have acquired cultural significance in many societies. If you have an empty balcony or a boring terrace, you must consider getting a rose plant to add life to your space or to please your partner with a rose once in a while.
Common name: Rose
Scientific name: Rosa
Size: 3 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 8 feet wide
Maintenance: Care required
Roses need a lot of water. It is best to water roses twice a week—and to water them thoroughly. Roses love water—but don’t drown them. That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter.
Roses need a lot of sun. It is almost necessary to have at least 6 hours of sun for your roses to do well. The more sun you have, the more flowers your plants will produce.
Nutrient rich soil with good drainage with a mulch on top is ideal for the rose. Food: A monthly feeding is recommended.
A monthly feeding is recommended.
It is easy to propagate roses from rose cuttings. The rose cuttings are best taken from the stems of the rose bush that have just flowered. The rose cutting should be 6 to 8 inches in length measuring down the stem from the base of the bloom. The planting site for the cuttings should be one where they will get good exposure from the morning sun.