Growing Rose Cuttings in Potatoes

Got a bouquet of roses you really loved? You can keep on enjoying them, by cutting the stem, inserting them in a potato and planting them!

Rose Stem Cuttings

This is a great way to get more use out of the flowers, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. First, cut the stem at an angle just below the lowest flower. Then, cut a potato in half lengthwise, and score the flesh lightly with a knife. Insert the stem into the potato so that the cut end is buried. Finally, plant the potato in a pot or directly in the ground, making sure that the top of the potato is level with or slightly above the soil surface.

Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and in a few weeks you should see new growth emerging from the potato. Once your roses are established, they can be treated like any other potted plant. Enjoy your beautiful blooms!