Hosta leaves turn white

I have two potted hostas that get from 6 to 8 hours of sun a day. They are the same type (they are each about 2 inches tall and 4 inches wide, and have small narrow yellow-green leaves), but one is doing fine and the others leaves are turning brittle and white. The only difference is that the one with the white leaves is in a pot with other plants. What is causing the difference?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
Well it's hard to say, but often when a hosta leaf turns white, it's a sign it's getting too much sun. Six to eight hours of sun a day is a lot for a hosta. These plants prefer partial to full shade. To me, it sounds like it's getting scalded by the sun and perhaps the one in the pot is drying out more than the other one, which would hasten the leaf discoloration.


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