Rose Miniature

Rose Miniature

ORIGIN

Miniature Rose (Rosa Hybrid) is a wonderful plant that offers all the beauty of typical roses in a smaller, more compact version. This makes them suitable for keeping indoors as a potted houseplant - they're sure to brighten up your home and add a pop of color.

To say that Miniature Roses have an 'origin' or native area is actually something of a misnomer, as they're a cultivated creation (i.e. they aren't found naturally anywhere).

However, they have a long history, as they started being cultivated as long ago as the 1600s. They do share characteristics with China roses, which originate from Asia, and as such their care needs are quite similar.

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CARE

Miniature Roses are actually surprisingly hardy for their size and can tolerate cold better than many other roses. Additionally, they're often repeat bloomers, so with the right care you'll be rewarded with multiple flowers.

These roses can be treated in much the same way as full-size roses, although it should be noted that, as well as the blooms themselves, the roots on Miniature Roses are also much smaller, meaning they retain moisture better - this is important when it comes to watering.

For this reason, you should ensure that your Miniature Roses are potted in a well-draining soil, as you definitely don't want to risk letting your plant become waterlogged. Also of note is that roses prefer nutrient-rich soils.

Roses of all kinds need plenty of sun - ideally around 8 hours a day in order to keep the flowers bright and plentiful and the foliage dense.

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OTHER

Miniature Roses can be found in a variety of eye-catching colors, including pink, red, purple, white and yellow.

It's a good idea to prune your roses as the flowers begin to fade. This can help to encourage the plant to bloom again and will also keep your Miniature Rose looking as aesthetically pleasing as possible!

Unfortunately, roses can be susceptible to developing spider mite infestations when they're kept inside. Therefore, you should make sure that you check your plant on a regular basis for signs of any unwanted visitors! True to their name, spider mites can leave fine webbing on the leaves and flowers, and if allowed to remain on the plant they may cause discoloration of the leaves.