8 Common Mistakes That Are Sure To Kill Your Hostas

Hostas prefer moist but well-draining soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues.


Ensure that the soil drains well to prevent waterlogging, which can suffocate the roots.

Poor Drainage

Hostas thrive in partial to full shade. Excessive sunlight can scorch their leaves.

Direct Sunlight

Avoid over-fertilizing, especially with high-nitrogen fertilizers, as it can burn the roots and foliage.

Too Much Fertilizer

Plant hostas at the right depth, with the crown (where the stems meet the roots) slightly above the soil level.

Planting Too Deep

Give hostas enough space to grow, as overcrowding can lead to competition for nutrients and space.

Crowded Planting

Hostas prefer slightly acidic soil. Test the soil pH and amend it if necessary for optimal growth.

Ignoring Soil pH

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