Plant Care China Rose

China Rose

4.5 out of 5 (21 experiences)

China Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
China Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Bengal Rose, Bengal Crimson and Bengal Beauty

Taxonomy

Rosa chinensis
Rosa
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for China Rose

💦 Water

How often to water your China Rose

Water needs for China Rose
0.5 cups
every 9

China Rose needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of China Rose

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for China Rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant China Rose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

China Rose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

China Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of China Rose in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize China Rose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for China Rose: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your China Rose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

China Rose can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

China Rose prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

China Rose requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

China Rose is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

China Rose doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

China Rose does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

China Rose should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

China Rose is native to Asia, Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your China Rose bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

China Rose will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
China Rose can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

China Rose can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in China Rose, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for China Rose

China Rose

China Rose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

China Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
China Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
China Rose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
China Rose has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
China Rose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
China Rose has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
@MarieD20 avatar
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leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Clifton Forge, VA
09/07/2021

I planted this one got it last year it has grown so much sence last year easy to take care of

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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Albany, GA
08/08/2021

Beautiful blooms

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fel avatar
@Fel
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 30 XP
globe Moncton, New Brunswick
06/22/2021

Dies fast

Browns easily Browns easily
Sadie avatar
@Sadie
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Markham, Ontario
05/24/2021

I should have given it a lot more sunlight.

The leaves dry easily and breaks off.

It is quite beautiful

Ashley avatar
@Ashley
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 250 XP
05/15/2021

I bought mine with 3 flowers already blossomed and I now have 5 with 2 more on the way! I’ve had them for maybe a week and they’re doing lovely!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@froggiesocks avatar
@@froggiesocks
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 441 XP
05/15/2021

don't get if you expect fast growing, but it is very pretty when it does

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ray ray
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Hassall Grove, New South Wales
04/29/2021

My rabbit loves eating the blooms

Katie avatar
@Katie
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 440 XP
04/21/2021

It’s cute, but some of the leaves browned quickly.

Browns easily Browns easily
@SFRG avatar
@@SFRG
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 4,747 XP
04/19/2021

I simply love her the minute I saw her. I love roses and always wanted to grow them. I found it at Safeway and it was the only one. I couldn’t put it down cuz I felt bad that it was all alone and most likely be thrown out or die in a home with no love. So I bought it!!! It’s a perfect Mother’s Day gift to my mom....and to me. Cuz I’ll be raising it haha

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@@canlose
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Tula, Tulskaya oblast'
04/11/2021

less sunlight and more water❣️

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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