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Q.Why is my wishing well hosta leaves turning pale brown and curling at the edges? Please help

Zone Vancouver, British Columbia | Sharvett added on July 20, 2018 | Answered

I have hosta In shade with good compost soil in a container on my balcony , I have already removed many leaves that have been affected.

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Answered on July 21, 2018

It looks like I see feed pellets from a slow release fertilizer in the container. If compost was added with this, then the nutrient content of the soil is so high that it is burning the plant.

These are not heavy feeders and will do fine in low nutrient soil. I would recommend replanting into some fresh soil, either without nutrients, and mixed with compost, or with nutrients and not mixing with compost. Both together are a bit much.

This article will help you to replant this and care for it after: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/hostas-containers.htm

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