Reduce Shock When Transplanting Hostas. Its also easier to see the new shoots without risk of leaf damage. Do not damage the roots when transplanting.
Do not damage the roots when transplanting. Choosing the right time to transplant. Hosta roots tend to grow more horizontally than vertically so youll need to dig out a big circle around your plant.
Pinching a leaf or two will also reduce desiccation shock and usually stimulate another flush of leaves.
Anything that will protect the hosta will work such an upside-down laundry basket or garbage can or a blanket towel or sheet. If you halve third or quarter a large clump you can do this without setting your hosta back hardly at all. This will reduce shock and also help foster root-to-soil contact for every root. However this is a normal process and will not harm the plant.