How to Grow Roses From Cuttings 

Take a 4- to 6-inch clipping from blooming or nearly-blooming roses. Get rid of blossoms and buds.  

To promote rooting and prevent illness, dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Place the rose cutting in a well-drained potting mix.  

Keep the container out of direct sunlight and soil moist. Cover loosely with plastic to increase humidity while the cutting roots.  

Luckily, your sister got Hibiscus mutabilis. After the blooms fade, the seed capsules discharge fuzzy seeds, hence cotton rose.  

Despite its name, this plant is not a rose. This shrub grows 6–8 feet tall in Zones 9–11. In Zones 7 and 8, it may die back but grow again in April.  

In colder places, it is an annual or overwintered indoors. Cotton rose thrives on rich, well-draining soil in full sun to mild shade.  

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