Hosta Plant
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Empress WU hosta

Zone central mineesota | Anonymous added on May 15, 2016 | Answered

As the leaves unfurl in spring, there is a brown indented ridge mid leaf that eventually breaks the leaf and if falls off. It looks like an animal chewing but it isn't. It is not slugs.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 16, 2016

Is this the phenomenon you are seeing on your hosta: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/images/Pests/Hosta_Leaf_Nematode20.jpg

If so, it is the handiwork of nematodes. For more information on nematodes, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/hosta-problems.htm

For more information on the care of hostas, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/growing-hosta-plants.htm

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