Hosta Care Guide

Last Updated: June 13, 2022

How to grow a Hosta indoors

Usually, Hosta plants are grown outdoors but they are becoming more and more popular houseplants too! Below you will find all the information you need to successfully grow a Hosta plant indoors.


Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren’t too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.


Water Frequently

I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.


Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise I won’t be a happy plant.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

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 FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Hosta.


Common Problems with your Hosta

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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