Strange Rose Plant

Asked January 22, 2020, 11:09 AM EST

My mom received a beautiful rose (one flower on a stem) back in November and she kept it in a vase of water, even after the bloom was gone, because the foliage was very strong and healthy. All along the underside of the leaves there appears to be something growing- are they baby plants? If so, how do we plant them or what do we do with them? Also, the stem itself has three roots. Will we be able to plant the stem? See attached pictures. Thank you for any answers you can give us. It's nothing we've ever seen before!

Wayne County Michigan roses floriculture

1 Response

Hi there,

Those are very interesting structures on the underside of the leaves. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it on a rose. By chance, would you be able to post a photo of the flower when it was in bloom?