Hosta plant growing leaf plant of the genus Hosta also known as Hostas or Plantain lilies, Hosta plant perennial evergreen plant, edible but also used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a.
Leaves edible, color can be: green, blue, orange, yellow, white, purple, magenta, red or more than one color, color pattern can be: dots, spots, only the edge different color or strips, shape of the leaf can be from elliptic to heart shape.
Flower color can be: purple, pink or white, in trumpet shape, flowers grow on stems as raceme.
Flower of Hosta plantaginea fragrant.
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Requirements for Hosta plant growing and care:
Cold winter and hot summer, rich soil, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxic for dogs
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails, Hosta Virus
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead leaves and flower stems
Size of the plant?
20-60 inches, 50-150 cm
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with a lot of light), leaves burn in strong sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flower that grow on raceme color can be: purple, pink or white
Leaves harvesting season:
Most of the year
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can harvest the young leaves form the base
Information about leaves:
Elliptic to heart shape, color can be: green, blue, orange, yellow, white, purple, magenta, red or more than one color, color pattern can be: dots, spots, only the edge different color, strips
Uses of Hosta plant leaves:
Rolled leaves, cooked, raw, stew