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


Equisetum hyemale

How to care for Common Scouring-Rush


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Scouring-Rush

Common Scouring-Rush

Common Scouring-Rush

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.

What other plant parents say

Common Scouring-Rush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Josephine avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 75 XP

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

00severijn avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 3,864 XP
globe Irvine, CA

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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