Hostas make an amazing addition to any home garden, but this one weird little trick will show you how to grow bigger hostas with just one ingredient! The secret ingredient? Epsom salts! Epsom salts is hydrated magnesium sulfate and it consists of 10% magnesium and 13% sulfur. Both of these are essential nutrients for plants to grow bigger and healthier, therefore using Epsom salts on your plants is a no-brainer! But how to grow bigger hostas using Epsom salts? Keep reading to find out!
How to Grow Bigger Hostas Using Epsom Salts
The magnesium in Epsom salts increases water retention, helps plants to better intake nutrients, and also helps in the creation of chlorophyll.
Adding Epsom salts to you hostas will make them bigger, prevent growth stunts, make the leaves greener and brighter, and boosts chlorophyll levels.
In addition to making hostas growing bigger, bushier, and healthier, Epsom salts can also keep slugs at bay, act as a fertilizer, and prevent certain disease.
- 2 tbsp Epsom salts
- 1 gallon water
- Mix in 2 tbsp Epsom salts in 1 gallon of water and spray your hosta foliage once a month.
- Do this while your hostas are growing.
- If or when growth slows down, reduce the quantity of Epsom salt to 1 tbsp.
Additionally, you can also place Epsom salts on the soil around your hosta plant to prevent yellowing hosta leaves and keep other pests at bay!
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Can this be done on other plants/trees?
The addition of Epsom salts can work on other plants as well, as it is actually one of the ingredients found in plant food. Just be sure to do a little research beforehand, to make sure that the plant would actually like the addition of Epsom salts, as some do no tolerate it.
Come guys—we all know Hosts come in various sizes—how do we know you didn’t take a pik of a larger variety with the lady’s hand which makes it look like this Epsom salt trick really works.
I’m still going to give it a try—-just a bit hard to convince–I’m sure you have heard of the old slight of hand trick.
I used it last season on hosta that are several years old, elephant ears and banana trees with great success.
Is the plant pictured that actually has the epsom salt around it even a Hosta?