Hostas forum→Hosta from a leaf stem?

Views: 416, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
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)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Rose1656
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)
pinkruffles
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
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
crawgarden
May 16, 2018 8:12 PM CST
So long as you has some eyes it would!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Hostas forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Astrophytum fuzz"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.