Plant Care Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Taxonomy

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ear'
Hosta
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

💦 Water

How often to water your Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Water needs for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Mouse Ear Hosta: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Mouse Ear Hosta in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Mouse Ear Hosta after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta Light Requirements →

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blue Mouse Ear Hosta →


💩 Fertilizer

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta is native to Northeast Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta

Blue Mouse Ear Hosta


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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