The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) says that this plant is "...native to
Japan ; related
to Hosta rupifraga... small size mound
of medium green leaves...petioles reddish...very shiny leaf
According to The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid (1991), this species was "...growing
epiphytically on tree trunks in the shady valleys...by Shogo
says that the plant is of medium size about 12 inches high with
a spread of around 14 to 16 inches. The smooth textured leaves
are green, wavy and "fleshy-leathery". Its flowers are white on
the outside but pale purple suffused on the inside with anthers
that are yellow with purple dots. They bloom in September and
produce viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "In cultivation, usually seen only in specialist
Similar species include Hosta aequinoctiiantha and H. longipes.