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I have been given this rose plant and followed the instructions. The rose buds are drying out, what do I need to do to revive the plant. Thanks in advance for your help 


  • what instructions you were given?
    I cannot see the pot it’s in which indicates it’s in too small a pot. Are you keeping it indoors next to that radiator as that won’t help it. 
  • FireFire Posts: 18,131
    Are these cut flowers?
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,159
    It looks as though the rose is in a very small pot and being kept in a warm place indoors. Do you know what sort of rose it is? Roses usually live outside, either planted in the ground or in a large pot. Some miniature roses are sold in small pots and they are more like having a temporary bouquet in a vase indoors.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,120
    I'm guessing that it's one of those miniature roses sold with the house plants and cut flowers, so it's not surprising that people think they should be grown indoors. If you want it indoors until it's finished flowering, put it somewhere cool (preferably unheated) and bright. Then plant it outside, in the ground or in a bigger pot. It should lose its leaves for the winter and start back into growth in spring to flower again next summer.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,490
    If you want to try revive it temporarily, move it somewhere bright and cool, but not right next to a window - ideally a conservatory or porch -  repot in a larger pot and give it a good soak at the roots. You can gently peel off the browning petals (due to a combination of dry indoor heat and possibly sharp temperature dip overnight from being next to the window) and see if they will open. However, most roses are producing grotty buds and blooms now as it’s past the end of their flowering season. As others have said, roses are not indoor plants and these will be just a few rooted cuttings raised in artificial conditions. Those rarely make it long-term, even if planted in the ground or a permanent pot on an outdoor terrace.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,120
    My mother has several of them growing in her garden, that she has received as gifts over the years. Some are probably 10 or 15 years old, so they can survive in the longer term if they're treated properly.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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