Plant Care Dog Rose

Dog Rose

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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

About Dog Rose

Dog Rose is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 473 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Dog Rose likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Rosa canina

Also known as

Bird Briar, Wild Roses and Hep Rose

How to care for Dog Rose


How often to water your Dog Rose

Water needs for Dog Rose
0.5 cups
every 9

Dog 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 Dog Rose

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dog Rose in your home

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

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

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

Dog Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dog Rose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dog 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 Dog Rose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dog Rose

Dog Rose

Dog Rose

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Dog Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dog Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Dog Rose has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dog Rose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Lauren avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Chapel Hill, NC

The one I bought is called a popcorn rose - it has been flowering all summer and it smells amazing

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@BrandyLVSplants avatar
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP

This plant lived here before we did. She does get some shade under the old maple tree growing in the front yard. She us quite hardy surviving in the fenced in dog area.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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