How to Grow Mini Parade Roses | Home Guides | SF Gate
These perfect, diminutive rosebushes make charming indoor pot plants for several weeks as they complete their blooming cycle. "Poulsen's Parade" roses (Rosa spp.) are among the most common of these offerings
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Remove any plastic or cellophane wrapping from the plant as soon as you bring it home. Remove the plant from the decorative outer container that it came in, if any. Take the plant in its plastic pot to the sink and water it thoroughly if it's dry. Allow the soil to drain.
Place the rosebush, still in its plastic nursery pot, into a decorative container of your choice. Place the saucer under the decorative pot if it has a drainage hole. Do not allow the rosebush to sit in standing water either in the decorative pot or on the saucer.
Place your rosebush in a cool, well-lighted room out of direct sunlight. Check the plastic pot daily and water it if the soil surface is dry to the touch or if the rosebush in its plastic pot feels especially lightweight. Clip or snip stems at their leaf junctures to remove faded roses.
"Parade" roses have sufficient fertilizer to carry them through the first six weeks after purchase -- thereafter, feed regularly along with your garden roses.
For a severe infestation of spider mites, strip all leaves and cut the plant back by half. Healthy new growth will emerge rapidly.