can a hosta without roots be put into water to develop some?

Question by BJean: can a hosta without roots be put into water to develop some?

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Answer by Diamond in the Rough
No..only seed, division or tissue…

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2 Responses to “can a hosta without roots be put into water to develop some?”

  1. pregnin says:

    Not likely. They tend to rot before ever considering rooting!
    But getting a plant all depends on what you have. Normally, when one divides a hosta, you get a “crown” and some roots. If you have a crown with no roots, try putting it in a pot with some soil meant for starting seedlings (dipping it in a bit of hormone rooting powder first probably wouldn’t hurt). Keep it moist; maybe even plastic bag it for a week (making sure you open the bag and “air out” the plant every day). This has worked for me.
    But you must have a “crown”, i.e. a full “swirl” of leaves with a growing center that is putting out new leaf growth. If you have a torn-off piece of a hosta without an “apical meristem” (the central growing part), forget it; use the leaves in a flower arrangement and try again

  2. videogamer91193 says:

    give it try, but probably not.

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