Every so often I would snip off a few little blooms and place them in a child's tea party container on my kitchen window sill. Yearly pruning will promote new growth as well as the plants overall health. Wish I had read this back then. How to prune patio and miniature roses. You are very welcome! If my pot had holes, this â¦ Thanks for your help. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. We have a home with lots of light so I'm going to give them a go. Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 23, 2015: Thanks for this important advice and tips on growing miniature rose bushes. You might just try putting it in a sunnier window..... Can use a lamp light on my indoor rose my leave have turn brown i dont it it to much water or not enough sun. I would like to keep mine inside. Be sure that it is in a window with lots of direct sun light. So, if Mother Nature doesnât provide rain, your mini-rose needs more frequent watering. I was given a miniature rose. Thanks erica, Hello SanneL. I thought they had to be outdoors! If you stick your finger in the pot and the soil is dry an â¦ Potted roses are perfect for small spaces, such as an apartment balcony, limited garden area or just for setting on a patio. I have two inside the house now, I just love those dainty little blooms. Use sharp pruners and cut them at a 45° angle. Wait until the top inch or so of the soil is dry, and then water generously. Is it safe to keep the rose plant on a windowsil facing south? Be sure the water drains good too. Choose a container that drains because roses do not like their roots to â¦ Although they have been bred specifically to curtail their size, they retain much of the hardiness of rose bushes that tower over them in size. Voted up and sharing. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on February 22, 2012: Hi erica! Good luck! It is a Rosier Miniature Rose. Mound soil 10 to 12 inches around the base of the plant to insulate the crown. I don't remember what happened to it. Roses like to root deeply, so a tall pot at least 15 inches in diameter is a good start. Voted up, useful, shared and pinned. :) I have had one before, but didn't know how to take care of it. For a more uniform bush, trim all of the canes to the same height. Particularly the part on watering (think I've probably drowned mine) and pruning (done that all wrong). :). :). In addition, miniature roses grown indoors may suffer from common household pest infestations. Although they tolerate temperature extremes, they grow best in mild daytime temperatures of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and 60 F at night. Tie up the bush with twine. Indoor miniature roses should be placed on a south or west-facing window where they will be exposed to at least five hours of direct sun exposure. Check your rose bush to see if there is more than one plant in the container and if the roots are too crowded. Keep your rose nice and warm, but not too hot. Now it's just main stalk. They may need to dry out just a little between waterings. What about coffee grounds? Dip your cutting tools into a household cleaner, such as Pine-Sol, between cuts and allow to air dry. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to cut back a growing plant, it actually creates a healthier rosebush that will bloom more profusely. This way the plants get more room for rooting. Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on October 27, 2015: Sheila, this is a great hub.