Taking rose cuttings can be done by cutting from the bush at a 45 degree angle, dipping the end in a rooting hormone and planting in it a container of high-quality soil. Place a bag over the clipping to get it to grow with helpful information from a gardening enthusiast in this free video on flowers.
Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Occasionally somebody comes across a plant that you want to take a rose cutting from. And I normally don't do that, because I normally like to get grafted roses. But maybe it's a miniature, or maybe it's a climber, maybe it's just a variety that you can't find. You may want to come in and take your cutting, and take a little piece off the plant. Take that little piece, usually cut the bottom angle, at about a 45 degree angle. If there's any bad part, like we have on the part atop of this, go ahead and trim that off. I would normally take this little ending, and dip it in a rooting hormone. Usually it'll be indole butyric acid. Now just dip it in the cutting, and shake it. You don't want it on there too thick. It's not like fried chicken. Put it into a container of good soil, like we'd have here. Stick it into the soil, down maybe about a half inch. Make sure you keep it moist. If you can water it, spritz it everyday a little bit with water, it'll help keep that kind of greenhouse effect up. If you don't have a greenhouse, which most of us don't, you could put like a little bag over it. Like a little plastic bag, which will help make a mini greenhouse. Secure the little plastic bag, so you keep that moisture all around that little cutting. And you'll be surprised roses can start from cuttings, and be pretty successful. If you grow it on it's own root stock, which you'll probably be doing, make sure you put it into a real good peaty, organic, cow manure improved soil. You don't want to put it in your backyard soil, because there's things like nematodes, and fungal problems that will probably show up. For askmrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.