Hosta Plant

Empress WU Hosta

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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Answered on May 16, 2016

Is this the phenomenon you are seeing on your hosta:

If so, it is the handiwork of nematodes. For more information on nematodes, please visit the following link:

For more information on the care of hostas, please visit the following link:

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