The potted Rose is the Houseplant of the month for July 2016
Romance on a manageable scale – nothing stimulates the imagination like a potted rose, available in so many colours that there is always one to match your summer mood and style.
Fairy tale statement
The potted rose has all the impact and quality of its big sister, but in a manageable living room, balcony or patio size. The wide range of colours, flower sizes and dimensions make it a popular houseplant. From mini potted roses to sturdy specimens, they all make a fairy tale statement in their own way. As the most romantic flowers they are useful addition to the style trend which plays with fantasy, stars, planets and the moon, semiprecious stones and crystals. The rich choice of colours makes it even more special. Potted roses have the dark green foliage that fits with this style and dark red, lilac and pink flowers to create suitable surprising effects.
Drama and shine
Potted roses bloom profusely for weeks and bring the outdoor feeling inside, where they create a dreamy atmosphere in which anything seems possible. This effect is reinforced by using potted roses as a transparent row, exciting peephole or surrounded by mirrors. The Alice-in-Wonderland feeling is made even greater by using mini potted roses or standard potted roses. Materials which work very well with this are shiny and exciting, like a pot with graduated colour, mother-of-pearl and colour-changing glaze in which constantly the colour constantly seems to fluctuate. Pink and gold metallics are also an exciting match with the potted rose.
Potted rose & care
The potted rose can bloom for a long time with the right care. Indoors the plant prefers a light spot with some fresh air. Don’t allow the soil to dry out, so water regularly. To ensure lavish blooming it is advisable to feed with plant food or special rose fertiliser once every three weeks. Flowering plants consume more energy and other nutrients than green plants. Extra feed will ensure that the potted rose keeps producing new buds.
- The name rose derives from the Celtic ‘rhodd’, which means ‘red’, since many roses originally had red flowers.
- As far back as antiquity people considered roses to be the most beautiful flowers in the world.
- Roses originate from the northern hemisphere, particularly China and Europe.
- Cultivated roses became popular in the 19th century and have maintained their popularity ever since.
- Once it has finished flowering, the potted rose can be pruned back to approximately 5 cm above the soil. The plant will then grow back after about two months.
- Roses appear as a subject in art, an element in heraldry, an ingredient for perfume and decoration on fabrics.
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Published on: 23 June 2016