Plant Care Miniature Rose

Miniature Rose

2.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Miniature Rose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Miniature Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

mini rose and Small rose bush


Rosa chinensis minima

How to care for Miniature Rose


How often to water your Miniature Rose

Water needs for Miniature Rose
0.5 cups
every 9

Miniature 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 Miniature Rose

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Miniature Rose in your home

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

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

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

Miniature Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Miniature Rose

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Miniature Rose

Miniature Rose

Miniature 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

Miniature Rose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Miniature Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Miniature Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Miniature Rose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Emplants avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 397 XP
globe Houston, Texas

Needs LOTS of water or will die

Browns easily Browns easily
Gxsobes avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 123 XP

Edges are prickly. Comes natural with roses. Dolores is a miniature rose gifted to me, and I wanted to be able to view her. I’ve had her in a basement in unnatural light but close to the bulbs and she has been doing great.

Easy starter rose for something beautiful and fun with blooms.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Cass avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
globe Meriden, Connecticut

This plant’s care cocktail reminds me of baking - you have to be precise.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Linzsmith_ avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 92 XP

Trying to revive this rose that my mom neglected. Not 100% sure if she’ll survive, but trying doesn’t hurt! If there’s no change in a month or two I’ll throw her out sadly, but here’s to trying! Fingers crossed :)

Vikkib avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,748 XP
globe League City, Texas

Easy bloomer! Pretty!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bevanne avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 167 XP

kinda picky about when to be watered, mine was close to death at one point lol

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Katiel avatar
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP

Difficult indoor plant. Likes sun but is quick to get pests

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