How to Propagate Roses with a Water Glass: Blooming in a Few Days

Receiving a beautiful bouquet of roses can be a joy, but it’s disheartening when they wilt too quickly. To avoid this disappointment, why not try propagating roses? This can be easily done at home by cutting a rose from store-bought flowers or an existing plant. While there are various methods for propagating roses, one stands out as particularly effective—the water glass method. In addition to its well-known therapeutic properties, aloe vera serves as an excellent organic fertilizer and rooting agent. By using aloe vera gel, you can stimulate the rapid and healthy growth of rose cuttings.

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Water Glass Method for Rose Propagation

1. Preparation:

  • Cut the rose just below the flower using scissors.
  • Measure five nodes down the stem and make a diagonal cut below the fifth node to enhance rooting ability.
  • Extract aloe vera pulp from a leaf, blend it until smooth, and pour it into a glass.

2. Propagation Process:

  • Submerge the first rose cutting in the aloe vera pulp and let it rest for five days.
  • Plant the cutting in high-quality peat after five days. The remaining aloe vera juice can be used as a spray.

Other Methods for Propagating Roses

1. Combining Rose and Aloe Vera Cutting:

  • Trim the top and bottom of both cuttings, then place the rose cutting into the aloe vera cutting.
  • Create a layer of expanded clay and soil in a jar, place the cutting inside, and cover it with soil, leaving the top of the aloe vera cutting visible. Use a spray bottle for hydration.

2. Propagation using a Plastic Bottle:

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  • Cut a plastic bottle in half, create holes in the bottom, and fill it halfway with a mix of expanded clay and peat.
  • Insert a rose cutting into the soil and cover it with the top half of the bottle to maintain a humid environment until roots develop. Maintain moderate soil moisture.

The Third and Best Method

Water-Based Propagation with Essential Oil:

  • Clean a small branch and place it in a half-filled bottle of water.
  • Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance.
  • After a week, the branch should start sprouting.

By following these effective propagation methods, you can have a continuous supply of beautiful roses, enhancing the beauty of your home and garden.

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