6 Steps to How make Rainbow Roses: a Step by Step Guide

What is a Rainbow Rose ?

Rainbow Roses are the multi colored roses which are not artificial. You shall not believe your eyes after looking at these gorgeous looking flowers. Do you not think that these Roses are perfect for giving as gifts?

Now everybody will wonder how they did it. Most people will think that it is something like genetic engineering or cross- breeding thing. Some may hope to get a sibling and plant it in their own small gardens. No, you are in bad luck. It is not possible yet to grow rainbow roses in your gardens. There is a technique behind those colors.

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How to make a Rainbow Rose?

It is a simple process but the results are magnificent. You can do this by using transportation system of vascular plants. The xylem tubes of the roses stem sucks water and send it to the top end, to the leaves and the petals of the flowers. If the stem of a rose is submerged in colored water, it will pump the colored water to the flower. From the petals the water is evaporated but the color particles remain there. In this way the colors will be stored in the petals. As the outer layer of the petals of a white rose is transparent it will show this particular color. Do you get the physics (and botany too) behind?

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Multi-Colored Roses

Now how to make a single flower multi colored? If you dip the stem in different colors one by the colors will be mixed. You shall not get different petals with different colors. The solution of the problem is splitting. If you split the end part of the rose’s stem and submerge in different colors you shall get a multicolored rainbow rose.

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Here is a step by step guide to make your own Rainbow Roses.

Step by Step Process Guide


Cut a perfect white rose from your garden with 8-9 inches stem or buy such.


You need to have water soluble colors. Choose four colors. Colors should be much different from each other with high contrast value. Do not choose both blue and indigo but replace one with violet. In the same way do not choose both orange and red. I shall suggest these combinations: RED-BLUE-GREEN-YELLOW, VIOLET-RED-BLUE-YELLOW or YELLOW-PURPLE-GREY-BLUE.


Collect four cups or glasses filled with water. Add color to the water and steer well. Add drops of color until the water becomes totally opaque. Four cups will contain four different color solutions.

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Split the end part of the severed stem. Use a knife or sharp blade to cut lengthwise up to 6 inches.


The four ends of the split stem is now should be dipped into four color cups. It should stand erect. Otherwise give support to it.


Wait for 24 hours and see the magic. Look at the transformation of your simple white rose! Now take it out. After that bind the split ends using adhesive tapes.

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Points to be Noted

Take care of these to not to end in failure!

  • Do not choose a red or pink rose to color.
  • Colors should be water soluble
  • Colors should be blended very well with the water. Mix it well.
  • The process of splitting should be done carefully. Watch out for your fingers.
  • Do not keep it in direct sunlight. The rose will be dried and the petals will be dropped with the slightest touch.

In this way you can produce colorful Rainbow Roses as many as you like. Give to your friends and loved one and do not forget to notice the surprise in their faces. I am wishing best of luck to you all.

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