Hosta Care

Last Updated: August 12, 2022

How to grow a Hosta indoors

Don’t be put off growing a Hosta plant indoors just because they are typically outdoor plants because they actually make great houseplants! There are a few things you need to look out for when caring for your Hosta indoors but it’s definitely a lot easier than some of the fussier houseplant types. Firstly, make sure your Hosta is well away from direct sunlight. Outdoors they grow well in slightly shadier areas as they are low plants so you don’t want to expose your plant to too much light.

The second thing to note is that they need a lot of water to properly thrive. This is where things might get difficult for busy or travel-loving plant parents because they really don’t like it when their soil dries out.

These are two of the initial basics to get right when caring for a Hosta plant indoors, but below you will find more detailed care instructions to keep your Hosta thriving!

Detailed Hosta Care

They don’t need bright light to thrive

The majority of Hosta types prefer to grow in shady areas of your home and really don’t need much sunlight. However, do check the variety of your Hosta as some do require some bright indrect light at times.

Hostas are thirsty plants

Hostas like to drink and need watering often. Make sure you keep the soil moist and the potting mix doesn’t dry out completely for long periods of time.

Use fertiliser only if you want to

Feeding your Hosta plant is totally optional and up to you. If you do want to feed your plant then use a water-soluble fertiliser monthly during spring and summer. Cut back completely during winter though.

Normal room temperature and humidity is fine

Hosta plants are quite easy to care for because they aren’t super fussy about temperature or humidity levels. They will be just fine with the natural environment in your home which is two less things to worry about!

Propagate your Hosta using stem cuttings

The easiest way of propagating your Hosta (if you don’t want to grow from seeds) is by using a stem cutting. Place the cutting in water and you should see roots starting to grow after a few weeks. You’ll have the best chance at a successful propagation if you do it in spring as this is the start of the growing period.

Unfortunately, Hosta plants are toxic to pets

You will want to keep your Hosta plant away from any pets as they are toxic if ingested.

Hosta Care FAQs

Common Issues with Hostas

Regardless of your experience as a plant parent, it’s always important to know what warning signs to look out for that might suggest something is wrong with either the environment or care routine you are giving your Hosta. It’s also worth remembering that the sooner you act to solve the issue and the earlier you’ve caught it, the easier it will be to fix and  bring your Hosta back to full health.

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