There are several ways to propagate roses, but the glass-water method is definitely the best you can use.

The worst thing that can happen after receiving a magnificent bouquet of roses is the rapid withering of the flowers. To avoid this disappointment, there is a solution: propagate roses! You can do this easily at home, taking a cutting of roses from purchased flowers or an existing plant. However, there are several methods of propagation of roses beyond cuttings, one of which is very effective. But let’s proceed in order. In addition to its well-known therapeutic abilities, aloe also serves as a superior fertilizer and organic rooting agent. Dip rose cuttings in aloe gel to promote rapid, healthy root growth. To propagate a cutting rose, first cut it with scissors just below the flower. Next, measure down five nodes and cut diagonally under the fifth. The angled cut improves the rooting ability of the plant compared to a traditional straight cut. To extract aloe vera pulp, first pick a leaf from the plant. Then cut off both ends and carefully cut through the middle. Extract and collect all of the pulp. Puree the pulp with a blender until smooth and pour into a jar. Then dip the first rose cutting into the pulp and let it sit for five days. Then plant the cutting in high-quality peat. Do not pour away the remaining juice but use it as a spray.

How to propagate roses with these two other methods

To propagate a rose, we can take a cutting and combine it with an aloe vera cutting. After cutting the top and bottom, place the rose cutting directly into the aloe vera cutting. Next, we take a jar and make a layer of expanded clay and soil. We place the cutting inside and cover it with more soil until only the top of the aloe cutting is visible. The aloe acts as a container and keeps the medium from absorbing too much liquid from the gel surrounding the cutting. This promotes root development of the rose. Within a few weeks, new shoots should emerge. To keep the cutting hydrated, we can use a spray bottle filled with water.

To propagate the plant from a cutting, first cut a plastic bottle in half and poke small holes in the bottom with an awl. Then mix high-quality expanded clay and peat and fill the bottle halfway. After sprinkling it generously, let the mixture drain slightly. Take a cutting with at least 3 or 4 buds and remove most of the leaves with garden shears. Place the cutting in the soil and cover it with the other half of the bottle to keep the environment moist until it has taken root. To ensure good growth, the soil must have a moisture content, neither too wet nor too dry. Avoid direct sunlight and instead opt for a cool, shaded outdoor area.

The third and best method

The third and last method of propagation of roses is to clean a branch and put it in a bottle cut in half and filled with water. To give perfume, it is advisable to add a few drops of essential oil to the water. After a week the branch begins to sprout.