Common Name: Miniature Rose (Parade Rose)
Scientific Name: Rosa hybrids
Lighting: Bright Light
The Miniature Rose also called Parade Rose among other names, is an extremely common and beautiful houseplant. To me Miniature Roses seem to add a bit of elegance to a home. These houseplants require more work than most houseplants. Caring for a Miniature Rose is similar to their full-sized version.
Miniature Roses require a lot of bright light; so keep the plant right next to a window receiving sunlight a good portion of the day. If the stems begin to reach and the plant seems to be thinning or spreading out, it is not receiving enough light.
These houseplants are need lots of water. For best results, water your Miniature Rose at least twice a week. They also require high humidity levels, so provide it with a weekly misting or more.
Miniature Rose plants are also prone to spider mites and other pests. If the appearance of pests is seen, spray the plant with a soapy dishwater mixture at least twice a day for about a week. If this does not seem to be getting rid of your pests, visit your local garden center for an organic spray. One thing you can do to help prevent pests from attacking your plant is to give it a weekly shower!
To keep your plant in a nice full shape, prune the plant regularly. Just think of the full size version. When you cut roses from that to bring inside for a vase, you're pruning the plant, so after a flower is done blooming cut the stem back.
These houseplants can be quite a challenge from what I've read. I've had mine for a little over two months now. It seems to be doing fine, but I've read a lot about how these are some challenging plants indoors. I would like your help. A few of the sites I was researching had mentioned that this houseplant if kept indoors should be moved outdoors after a year to prevent attracting pests to your other houseplants plus you'll see best results outdoors. Has anyone else heard this?
Please share any care tips and experiences with these plants!
Labels: Flowering Houseplants