To prevent waterlog, your pots or containers must have a drainage. To prevent waterlog and aid drainage, put 2 inches of styrofoam peanuts in the bottom of your pot or container. This too will help drainage. To the container or pot, add potting soil or a commercial soilless potting mixture. Hostas love soil that retains moisture, yet also drains properly.
After you prepare the pot or container, add the hosta plant and pat the soil frimly around the base of the plant to secure the soil and for it to grow properly. If planting a bulb, bury the bulb about 2 inches below the surface of the soil.
Then, water it thouroughly. Be careful not to drown it though. Take note that most Hostas don’t tolerate direct sunlight so put it in a place with indirect sunlight. Water needs increase as weather gets hotter. So, keep the potter Hostas’ soil moist, but not soggy throughout its growth or the growing season.
During the winter months, move the Hostas to a warmer part of your house or any warm location. If the temperature drops 3o degrees F, move the Hostas to a cooler place and water it lightly to avoid dry out. The ideal temperature for Hostas is 30 to 40 degrees F during winter months or cold season.
The best location for your Hostas might be the garage at these times. You can add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. Remember these tips, and go grow your Hostas!