Hostas forum→Hosta from a leaf stem?

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PA (Zone 6a)
May 16, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Does someone know if it is possible to propagate a hosta using a leaf with a little bit of stem, but no roots on it? I made the mistake of trying to split a potted hosta with my daughter by pulling it apart. The smallest one came off with no root that I could see. I planted it anyway Sad
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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May 16, 2018 7:13 PM CST
I doubt that you'll get any growth from just a leaf. You need the crown and some roots to get the plant to grow. But, give it a try! What do you have to lose?
PA (Zone 6a)
May 16, 2018 8:02 PM CST
Rose, your answer made me wonder about something--if I washed all the soil off the roots of that plant (which is what I should have done in the first place I guess) ,and could find the crown and roots from the 2 parts I tried to get off, and planted that, do you think the crown would send up new leaves?
Name: Rj
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May 16, 2018 8:12 PM CST
So long as you has some eyes it would!
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