Rose cutting putting out new growth which dies
kribon Posts: 21
Hello, I took a new rose cutting in autumn and potted it in good draining compost. The stem looks very healthy and has nice green buds all along it. The top two buds put out new leaves which looked a lush green and healthy. However, all of a sudden the baby leaves are wilting. One seemed to put out a little seed head which I removed. The other buds still look healthy. The compost feels moist and I recently watered it lightly. It's in the conservatory. Is the whole thing going to die? Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks. Kris
I keep my rose cuttings outside in a well ventilated cold frame or in a sheltered corner and leave them alone for about 12 months, just keeping them watered and weed-free - my guess is that your rose is in too warm a place and has put out leaves thinking that we're well into spring, while it's not had a chance to grow enough roots to support it.
I'd put it outside in a sheltered spot and leave it to grow a good root system.
Mine are outside in a coldframe too kribon, I'm inclined to agree with Dove, I think yours may be too warm, is your conservatory heated?