Plant Care Rosa Banksiae

Rosa Banksiae

Also known as

Banks rose, Banks rose, Banks' rose and Lady banks' rose


Rosa banksiae

How to care for Rosa Banksiae

💦 Water

How often to water your Rosa Banksiae

Water needs for Rosa Banksiae
0.5 cups
every 9

Rosa Banksiae 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 Rosa Banksiae

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Banks rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rosa Banksiae: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rosa Banksiae love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Rosa Banksiae does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Rosa Banksiae

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Rosa Banksiae is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Banks rose →

Common Banks rose Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Rosa Banksiae 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.

Banks rose Water Frequency →

Banks rose Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rosa Banksiae 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 🏡.

Banks rose Light Requirements →

Banks rose Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Rosa Banksiae 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.

Banks rose Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Rosa Banksiae 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!

Best Soil Mix for Banks rose →

When and How to Successfully Repot Banks rose →

💩 Fertilizer

Rosa Banksiae 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Banks rose →

🌎 Native Region

Rosa Banksiae is native to Asia, Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Rosa Banksiae is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Banks rose →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Rosa Banksiae can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Banks rose Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 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 Rosa Banksiae

Rosa Banksiae

Rosa Banksiae

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.

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