Before we dive into how to cut roses to grow, it helps to understand why it’s important to prune your plants. Pruning is actually just one in a series of small maintenance tasks to ensure that your plants continue to grow well and last longer. So why cut roses?
Firstly, you’ll want to control the size of your rose bush and make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. Proper rose maintenance is not just about looks though; it’s mostly about keeping your plants happy and healthy.
When a rose branch is cut off, the plant will produce auxin, which is a plant hormone that promotes the growth of new stems and offshoots. We prune roses in order to encourage further growth. Cutting roses also removes unhealthy parts of the plant, which makes way for healthy flowers to grow.