Rose Care Guide: Tips and Information

Red roses are a Valentine’s Day staple, but have you ever thought about growing them yourself so you can enjoy them year-round? The process is actually easier than you think and can be achieved in just a few simple steps, as long as you’re consistent.

Below you’ll learn proper potted rose care, including sun, water, temperature and other care needs so you can begin nurturing your roses. We’ve also included different types of roses, some frequently asked care questions and a bonus section on rose bouquet care.

Rose Overview

This iconic rose is a member of the Rosaceae genus Rosa. It’s well-known for its beauty and romance. Over three hundred rose species are distinguished by its distinctive fragrance, softly overlapping petals sharp-thorned appearance.

You should ensure that your rose plants can survive in small spaces if you decide to grow them in a container. Although potted roses can grow to 3 feet tall, they will typically stay between 6-24 inches. These types of roses thrive at temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This is great news for those who wish to keep them indoors.

Types Of Roses

Which rose type should you choose? four rose varieties are good for pot growing. In harsh climates, indoors is the best place to keep your potted roses. Outdoor growth is better if you live in milder climates.

Miniature roses (Rosachinensis Minima)

These types of roses come in the same variety of colours and forms. You can also print these plant-care printables to keep your rose care routine going.


Sunlight Roses thrive in sunlight. It is important to place your roses in an area that receives at least six to eight hours of sunshine each day. Rose growth is best in direct sunlight, but be careful during the summer as excessive heat can lead to dormancy.


Water: Make sure the soil is moist and water the plant as soon as it has been planted. You should continue to check the soil for dryness. You may need to water your plants daily in summer due to dry and hot weather. You may only need to water them once or twice per week during cooler months. It all depends on your environment’s humidity and temperature.


Temperature Roses should be kept between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to remember that container roses are more vulnerable to cold weather than ground plants as winter draws near. Mulch the base of your roses to ensure they are safe healthy.


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