Plant Care Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail

Also known as

Field horsetails and Common horsetail


Equisetum arvense

How to care for Field Horsetail


How often to water your Field Horsetail

Water needs for Field Horsetail
0.5 cups
every 9

Field Horsetail 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 Field Horsetail

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Field Horsetail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Field Horsetail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Field Horsetail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Field Horsetail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Field Horsetail

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail

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.

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