Miniature Rose Plant Dying

I have tried multiple times to grow miniature roses indoors, with no luck. I thought they needed a lot of sun, and good amount of water. However, mine seem to start dying the minute I bring them into the house. (loses leaves, gradually turns all brown…)Any suggestions?


Yellow/orange Miniature Rose
Miniature Rose Plant

Miniature Roses usually appear in stores around Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. These Rose Plants look lovely when first purchased but are difficult to keep indoors on a permanent basis. Enjoy your Miniature Roses for a while in your home and then put them outside as soon as the weather permits. Miniature Roses grow much better outdoors in the fresh air and bright light.

While indoors try to provide these conditions:

Very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.

A great deal of water. Check the soil everyday and when the top 1″ is dry, it’s time to water.

Temperatures between 60-75 degrees.

You can read more about Miniature Roses in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.