As previously posted I am having issues with my hostsas One of them looks like this enter image description here

I cam across this article that says the leaves could be saved if cut and set in a glass of water like in this article. Is this true? Can I propagate hostas this way? https://www.hometalk.com/3899783/you-can-save-that-hosta

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Looks like your hosta is in too much sun and/or is not being watered enough. It seems to be one of the blue-leaved hostas, and these hostas are not known to be particularly sun tolerant (the gold-leaves ones can take much more sun than the blue-leaved cultivars).

If your hosta is indeed in the shade (about 4 hours or less of sun), then I wouldn't worry about it - just make sure it's getting enough water. If it's NOT in the shade, then the easiest way to save it is to transplant it to a location that IS in the shade.

Your link shows someone saving leaves that have a bit of the crown attached, which looks doable, but then again, the author of that page confuses moles with voles, so...

  • I am considering adding a screen there. It has shade in the morning but then the it takes a lot of sun in the afternoon
    – MiniMe
    Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 22:33

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