|Common Name||Miniature rose, rose|
|Botanical Name||Rosa spp.|
|Plant Type||Deciduous shrub|
|Mature Size||1–2 ft. tall, 1–2 ft. wide|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Soil Type||Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH||Neutral to acidic|
|Bloom Time||Late spring, summer|
|Flower Color||Pink, red, yellow, white|
|Hardiness Zones||5–9 (USDA)|
|Native Area||None; miniature roses are a cultivated creation|
The majority of an indoor rose's daylight hours should be in bright light for all of the buds to burst into beautiful bloom. Don't be afraid to shift it to the dimly lit dining room as a centerpiece for the evening, just place it back in the light during the day.
Allow the soil surface to dry before giving a thorough watering. Avoid getting water on the leaves.
Once Blooming Ends
Once blooming stops or you simply tire of them, miniature roses are inexpensive enough to be disposed of without feeling guilty. Re-bloom is possible, but requires supplemental lighting, pruning, fertilizing and a dose of luck.
If you decide to keep your miniature rose, repot it in a slightly larger container with fresh potting soil. You can keep your rose plant displayed indoors or move it outdoors when the weather is warm. If temperatures stay above -20°F (-29°C) in your area, then the rose may be planted in the ground and should survive over the winter.