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Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

I suppose you might be able to, but I think you'd be well into cell culturing rather than "stick a leaf in damp soil and get a plant" ala African Violet - but I have not tried it (since I've never ...
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Are all hostas edible?

Seems they are - they belong to the Asparagacaea family, and are apparently eaten frequently in Japan and other countries. As with many food plants, the young leaves are best - older leaves can become ...
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Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

Yes, you can root hosta leaf cuttings but you have to cut the leaf with a bit of the root it is growing from, preferable with a few small roots attached to the cutting. Put it in water, change the ...
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Can you propagate a Hosta by a root cutting?

A standard way to multiply a mature hosta is by "division" just like most herbaceous perennials. Dig it up, chop up the root ball into several pieces with a spade, and replant them as ...
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Are all hostas edible?

According to Wikipedia info, all hostas are edible. But do not trust me or Wikipedia blindly. In any case, I would not eat it too much and too often.
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Why is my hosta shrinking?

Hostas need cold in the winter to come back strongly the next year. They tend to slowly lose vigor if they do not get enough cold. What zone are you in and have the winters been particularly mild ...
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Will flattened hostas recover and regrow?

Depends how long the ply and soil are sitting on top of the hostas - if its just a short period (2-3 months), they'll be fine, though they may have disappeared or look terrible when uncovered again. ...
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Why are my hosta leaves dying?

From what you describe, they are likely getting too much sun. They prefer mostly shade, with a moist but not overwet soil, preferably rich in organic material. Mulching helps conserve moisture. Hot ...
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Can I save these hosta leaves by putting them in a glass of water?

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-...
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How to raise a plant that's in a too deep flower bed?

Are your Azaleas sitting any deeper than they were before the wall? What kind of wall did you install? These plants are acid loving plants. Concrete causes the pH to be raised. Mortar? You need ...
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Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

This spring I had transplanted some and had a few leaves with a bit of stem fall off. I figured I would try to propagate them and had about a 40% success rate. I might have had better success if I had ...

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