Plant Care Plantain Lily

Plantain Lily

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Plantain Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Plantain Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Funkia and Hosta


Hosta plantaginea

How to care for Plantain Lily


How often to water your Plantain Lily

Water needs for Plantain Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Plantain Lily 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 Plantain Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Plantain Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Plantain Lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Plantain Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Plantain Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Plantain Lily in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Plantain Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Plantain Lily: 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 Plantain Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Plantain Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Plantain Lily

Plantain Lily

Plantain Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Plantain Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Plantain Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Plantain Lily has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Plantain Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Plantain Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Kammygurl33 avatar
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There’s not a lot of (good) info out there about Plantain Lillies (hostas)

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Kaitlyn avatar
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It’s a fast grower and does well in shade but so far I don’t find the plant anything spectacular to look at

Fast grower Fast grower

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