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Hi. I'm Stan DeFretis, Mr. Greenthumb. If you've got some rose that you've started little cuttings on, normally it's going to take probably oh four to six weeks for them to establish roots. Now I mentioned earlier, if you take cuttings, you'll normally use some indole butyric acid, a little rooting hormone, that you're going to put on the base. You normally take your base and you cut it at about a forty-five degree angle. Once this has established a root system and you'll see nice little white, healthy roots. Remember white healthy roots are good. If it starts turning yellow or brown you may have some kind of fungal problem occurring. Go ahead and take your little root cutting, like we have here. You started this little root cutting, take it and put it into a small container. Normally we use a stepping up process. We'll go from one size container to a larger size container. But usually only one size larger container in the stepping up process. Roses of course are normally grafted. So you're normally going to have a rose that you're going to take a cutting from. You may graft it onto the root stock of a rose that's really hearty or strong. But by doing this, you can grow them on their own root stock and if you put them into a real good sterile soil, you have a lot less chance of problems. Starting roses and cuttings and transplanting them can be a fun activity. For ask MrGreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.