Plant Care Common Mare's Tail

Common Mare's Tail

Also known as

Common mare's-tail


Hippuris vulgaris

How to care for Common Mare's Tail


How often to water your Common Mare's Tail

Water needs for Common Mare's Tail
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Mare's Tail 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 Mare's Tail

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Mare's Tail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Mare's Tail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Mare's Tail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Mare's Tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Mare's Tail

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Mare's Tail: 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 Mare's Tail after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Common Mare's Tail

Common Mare's Tail

Common Mare's Tail

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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