How long does it take rose cuttings to root in water?

There are hundreds and thousands of rose varieties grown around the world by rose lovers. Rose has very importance in every festival, special days in our life. From gifting to proposing, a rose has a great role in bringing smiles to our faces.

Roses can be grown from cuttings. Rose cutting can be rooted directly in soil or in water. It takes about two to three weeks for rose cutting to see roots if planted in soil. It takes about 25 to 45 days to get completely developed root in water.

Roses grow perfectly in tropical to temperate regions. They require sunlight and moderate temperature for growth. The best soil for rose is nutrient-rich with well-drained soil and moisture-retaining capacity.

Ways to speed up the rooting process

Rose cutting to root in water

You can speed the rooting process of a rose cutting simply by applying a few tricks. These are easy and applied tricks that anyone can do.

  • Apply a rooting hormone like Indole Butyric Acid (IBA), Indole Acetic Acid (IAA), Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA). These are available in the market in powder form. Just dip the matured end of the rose cutting in the power and put it in the water. You will see roots within a few weeks.
  • Use aloevera leaves to speed the rose cutting rooting process. Cut a aloevera leaf into pieces and add to the water in a bottle. And close the lid tight so that air can not enter in.
  • Keep the rose cutting in water in a shady place until roots come out.
  • Keep changing the water, this will prevent fungus growth.


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