Do you want to learn about how to take Care of Rose Plant in Rainy Season? What are the best ways to do it? Find out everything in detail here!
Monsoon is known as a life-giving season for plants, as it stimulates new growth, and restores their health and greenery. Though the monsoon has countless benefits, it also arises threats for certain plants, among which the rose is one. Let’s have a look at how to take Care of Rose Plant in Rainy Season.
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How to Take Care of Rose Plant in Rainy Season
1. Fungal Attack
During the rainy season, roses are susceptible to fungal attacks that lead to stem and root rotting. To prevent this, don’t let the plant stay wet feet for long. Also, applying fungicide from time to time is the best way to take care of fungal issues. Refer to the instruction label for dosage.
If you have grown roses in the garden bed, then make sure to weed the area thoroughly before the onset of the monsoon. The wild grasses and the weeds not only compete for the nutrients but also serve as hosts for pests and fungus.
Mow weeds and wild grasses from the garden bed on a regular basis because the rain fosters weed growth, too.
3. Keep Pests and Insects at Bay
Spray the rose plant with neem oil solution, soap solution, or insecticides. Spray it once every 14 days during the monsoon to take care of pests on the plants.
Note: Many Indian gardeners prefer Rogor insecticide for rose plants. Though it emits a bad odor, it is most effective for rose plant insect management.
4. Trimming and Pruning
If there are any dead, broken, or diseased branches, snip them off at a 45-degree angle using sanitized shear to avoid any potential diseases and infections. This oblique cut will ensure that the water does not remain stagnant on the cut portion.
Also, immediately apply fungicide right after cutting on that part, as the wounds are more prone to fungus infections.
To avoid waterlogging, use a garden bed. You can also create a soakaway trench in the garden. Also, make sure that soil is not compact or heavy- it should be porous and well-draining.
For containers, see if the drainage holes are not clogged up and the soil medium is well-draining.
6. Water Right
You will hardly need to water your rose plant during the rainy season. Since the plants naturally have access to sufficient water, and unlike other plants, roses prefer a dry and hot environment more.
Make sure to water it only when the topsoil is completely dried. In addition, water the plant only during the morning hours, instead of evening, so that the excess water has ample time to dry during the day.
7. Soil Amendment
Once the monsoon is over, you should amend the garden soil with cow dung manure or compost. Make sure to sun dry the manure thoroughly before mixing it into the soil, as the chances of fungal diseases are quite high if you use the manure without drying it.
As the rainy season ends, you can add extra compost and repot the rose plants for better growth. In the case of containers, replenish the pot with fertile and fresh potting mix.
For the garden roses, dig out the soil a few inches deep near the root ball. Fill back with composted steer manure. Water it lightly so that the nutrients soak up well in the soil.
Snip off and remove all the spent flowers from the rose plant periodically. Do ensure to sanitize the scissor before trimming to prevent any fungal problems. When you deadhead the roses, the plant’s energy will be distributed to prompt new bud formation, and the overall growth will also be accelerated.
Note: Some gardeners recommend removing the buds (suppress the flowering) from the plant during the rainy season. It will result in ample flowering in winter.