Rose Plants Frequently Asked Questions
Is a rose plant a good gift?
These quintessential blooms are appropriate flowers for any number of occasions, whether for your sweetheart, a best friend, or a beloved grandparent. While cut long stem roses are always stunning, their lifespan is somewhat limited. For a unique gift that keeps on giving, consider a rose plant delivery from FTD. We have a wide variety, and our same day flower delivery can save the day for those last-minute gifts. Our mini rose plants are ideal for patio planting and--thanks to their wild lineage--are much simpler to care for than full-size roses.
What are some good companion plants for roses?
Roses pair well with a variety of plants. Many indoor green plants with darker foliage look great alongside bright and colorful rose blooms, as the contrast highlights the beauty of each petal. Some of our favorites include:
The lush tropical peace lily, which has dark forest-green foliage
Braided money trees, a fun and interesting option for home decor
The ginseng bonsai is a perfect companion to smaller rose plants
The pink prayer plant, whose pink striations will bring out the pink of a potted rose
Let your gift recipient turn their home into a little urban jungle with the right companion plant. All rose plants are delivered in charming ceramic pots and usually arrive with some flowers in bud stage. Not to worry though! Within a day or two, each delicate rose will unfurl its petals. Shop all roses and send the perfect plant duo with FTD!
What’s the best way to approach rose plant care?
You should approach rose plant care the way you’d approach any other plant: with patience and attention. Luckily, most modern rose plants have been bred to thrive with minimal TLC. Here are the steps you can take to keep your plant happy and healthy, whether it’s a soft pink Grandiflora or a hybrid tea rose:
Make sure your rose plant gets plenty of sun: about 6 hours a day is ideal
Place the rose plant in a bright, indirectly lit spot
Roses prefer loamy, well-drained soil. Ensure the planter has drainage holes.
Water your potted rose plant deeply 3 to 4 times a week for best results. If it’s especially hot for several days in a row, you can increase the irrigation slightly.
Morning watering is ideal as it discourages the growth of mold and mildew
Prune dead leaves as needed
Remove wilted and dead flowers as this encourages new growth
Add a balanced fertilizer of 10-10-10 once a month
For a natural approach, mix banana peels, eggshells, spent coffee grounds, and alfalfa into the potting soil
Follow these steps, and your thumb will be as green as can be!
What kind of rose plants for delivery does FTD offer?
We offer a variety of potted roses, perfect for Mother’s Day plants or other occasions. Here are a few highlights to consider as you think about anniversary roses or a “just because” flower delivery to express your love.
Yellow roses in a white ceramic planter are sure to delight with their breathtaking blooms.
Pink rosalea plants are a gorgeous alternative to the traditional potted rose
Mother of Pearl rose plant with pale blush blooms. They are some of our most popular romantic roses.
Polka-dot potted pink roses for a fun and quirky gift option.
Shop FTD Today for Perfect Rose Plants!
Rose plants of all colors promise layers upon layers of sweet-smelling petals. And at FTD, you will find the best selection of potted varieties and preserved roses. Find the perfect potted roses and make plant gift delivery fast and easy with FTD! Join millions of our satisfied customers, and shop all flowers today!