How to grow Hosta plant

Hosta plant grow and care – 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.

Hosta flower

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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How to grow 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

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails, Hosta Virus

Pruning season:
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:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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 indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flower that grow on raceme color can be: purple, pink or white

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Blue leaves
  • Orange leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9