Plant Care Mare's-tail

Mare's-tail

Also known as

Common mare's-tail

Taxonomy

Hippuris vulgaris
Hippuris
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Mare's-tail

Water

How often to water your Mare's-tail

Water needs for Mare's-tail
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Mare's-tail in your home

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

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.

Mare's-tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Mare's-tail

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Mare's-tail

Mare's-tail


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.

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