Plant Care Common Scouring-Rush

Common Scouring-Rush

3.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Common Scouring-Rush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Rough horsetail, Scouring rush, Scouringrush horsetail and Snake grass

Taxonomy

Equisetum hyemale
Equisetum
Equisetaceae
Equisetales

How to care for Common Scouring-Rush

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Scouring-Rush

Water needs for Common Scouring-Rush
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Scouring-Rush 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 Common Scouring-Rush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Scouring-Rush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Scouring-Rush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Scouring-Rush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Scouring-Rush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Scouring-Rush in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Scouring-Rush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Scouring-Rush: 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 Common Scouring-Rush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Common Scouring-Rush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Common Scouring-Rush →

Common Common Scouring-Rush Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Common Scouring-Rush prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Common Scouring-Rush Water Frequency →

Common Scouring-Rush Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Scouring-Rush requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Common Scouring-Rush Light Requirements →

Common Scouring-Rush Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Common Scouring-Rush does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Common Scouring-Rush →

When and How to Successfully Repot Common Scouring-Rush →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Scouring-Rush is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Common Scouring-Rush →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Scouring-Rush can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Common Scouring-Rush Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Scouring-Rush

Common Scouring-Rush

Common Scouring-Rush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Common Scouring-Rush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Josephine avatar
@Josephine
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 75 XP
06/18/2021

It’s a medicinal plant. The silica in it removes aluminum from the body when dried and consumed as a tea.

@00Severijn avatar
@@00Severijn
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 4,290 XP
06/13/2021

In the right environment, they’ll do great. Unfortunately, I fried mine in less than a month. #rip

Browns easily Browns easily

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