How to Plant Hosta Seeds

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Because of their durability and easy maintenance, hosta plants are very popular with gardeners and those who want foliage that is simple to grow. You can grow your own plants from hosta seeds and produce hearty specimens you can be proud to show. Hostas grow best between June and October, but can be started earlier as seeds grown inside. Hostas thrive where they can get morning sun and sit in the shade during the afternoon. There are many different varieties of hosta seeds available.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-inch deep plastic container
  • Moist potting soil
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Individual pots

How to Plant Hosta Seeds

  • Fill a plastic container with moist potting soil and plant a handful of seeds scattered around the container about 1/2 inch deep. Place the plastic container on a window sill or someplace inside where it can receive warm sunshine.

  • Maintain the potting soil at a moist consistency (not soaked), while the seeds are germinating. This process usually takes two weeks or so.

  • Mist the leaves with a spray bottle mister once the leaves pop through the potting soil. When the seeds start to grow two or three leaves each, begin weeding out the poorly developed plants from the healthy ones.

  • Repot the heathy plants into individual pots with moist potting soil and continue watering by using the misting process. Allow the plants to grow until they are 4 to 6 inches high.

  • Replant the healthy plants outdoors in loose soil that drains well when watered. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.

Tips & Warnings

  • When growing hosta plants from seeds, early spring is a good time to plant the seeds inside.

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