How to Take Care of Potted Roses
Potted roses are perfect for small spaces, such as an apartment balcony, limited garden area or just for setting on a patio. Miniature roses do best in pots or containers, because of their compact size and minimal care required. Potted roses are also good for cooler areas where they can be brought inside for the winter. Caring for potted roses takes very little effort, with huge rewards of fragrant flowers through the summer
Choose an appropriately sized container. Miniature roses thrive in a 12-inch (30.5-cm) container, while floribundas and hybrid tea roses need 15 inches (38 cm). Larger hybrids and tree roses need to be in containers measuring 18 inches (45.7 cm) or larger.
Grow your potted rose in a rich potting soil that drains well. Use a pot that has drainage holes for best results.
Set the potted rose in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight. Turn the pot each day so all sides of the rose get equal amounts of sunlight. If the summer gets extremely hot, some afternoon shade made be necessary to keep the rose from drying out too quickly and wilting.
Water the rose each day so the soil stays moist. The water should run out the bottom drainage holes in the pot. If the pot has a saucer, empty the saucer after watering so the pot does not sit in the standing water. Always feel the soil before watering, and if it is still damp, do not water, but be careful not to let it dry out completely in between watering.