how do you keep hostas plant from browning at the tips ,live in chicago?

Question by purplelady4: how do you keep hostas plant from browning at the tips ,live in chicago?

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Answer by Bones
These site may be helpful,good luck! =)

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_plants_other/article/0,1785,HGTV_3609_1388560,00.html

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hosta/msg0812190313051.html?3

http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/flowers/hosta.htm

What do you think?

One Response to “how do you keep hostas plant from browning at the tips ,live in chicago?”

  1. college kid says:

    Usually they brown at the tips and margin due to low humidity or too much sun. They must be indoors, right? They cannot be coming up yet this spring in Chicago. If they are indoor low humidity is a common problem especially if you have gas heat. When the air gets too dry (with a gas furnace and no humidifier the humidity can get as low as 20%–less than in the desert) the tips dry out. You can help the problem by putting a humidifier in the room where they are or if you don’t have one, spritz the leaves with a fine water mist from an atomizer (spray bottle) a few times a day but not late in the day. You don’t want the leaves to be wet when the sun goes down. It can lead to disease.

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