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Stick a Rose in a Potato and See What Happens

For all kinds of occasions, we give or receive flowers: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, or whenever felicitations are in order. The sad thing about cut flowers is that they’re so quick to wilt and die. But this technique will help roses restore their roots and you can appreciate them for a long, long time to come.

You’ll need:

  • Cut rose
  • Potato
  • Plastic bottle
  • Pot
  • Soil

Choose the rose you’d like to put in your pot. To begin with, remove all the leaves and cut the hinge below the flower at an angle of 45 degrees about an inch and a half.

Tip: If the flower is still alive, you should place it in a little cup of water and enjoy it for a few more days.

Now the potato is moving here. Drill a hole in the potato with the exact size of the rose base. Make sure it’s a tight fit to prevent it from wiggling.

Fill with 2-3 inches of soil on the bottom of your pot and put the potato on it.

When you fill with soil around the rose the remainder of the bowl, most of the work was done now.

The only part missing is your rose’s miniature nursery. A recyclable plastic bottle is a dry, cozy place to grow.

Cut the bottom out of the plastic bottle and set it gently around the base of the flower. If you want to wash, make sure that instead of inside, you dump the liquid on the ground around the jar.

Then all you can do is cross your fingers and look forward to seeing a sign of life. The first shoots will shortly surface.

With all sorts of rose bushes, you should try this trick. Don’t panic if your first attempt doesn’t work: green thumbs take time to develop. If you give them your lovely, self-grown rose, your friends and family will be shocked. How beautiful that in all their glory they can live and bloom again instead of being thrown into the trash!

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