People are often tempted to consider miniature roses
as indoor plants, not knowing the fact that though the
flowers are miniature, the plant itself can grow to a
height of four to five feet.
But if at all these easy-to-maintain flowers are to be
grown indoors, a few simple measures will give the
The primary requirement for the miniature roses is
ample and direct sunlight, the lack of which may
result in stretched out branches and gaps between the
leaves. To prevent this, additional light arrangements
have to be made.
Moreover, watering the plant once in a week keeps it
healthy. Spraying the upper and inner sides of the
leaves keeps the spider-mites at bay and leaves the
plant dust-free. Also, the pot should be neither too
big nor too small but just about the size to make the
plant grow comfortably.
As a matter of fact, the miniature roses can be grown
in flower pots, hanging baskets as well as in the
ground but it is mandatory that they receive direct
While planting it to the ground, the roots should be
free of tangles and placed carefully into a one foot
deep and wide hole which is to be leveled properly
with loose soil. Proper care has to be taken for the
first three weeks.
Watering the plant is a must and even later the soil
has to be kept moist always. The outdoor plants
usually blossom from spring to winter. A covering by
mulch may help to protect them from frost and wintry