Plant Care Mare's-tail


Also known as

Common mare's-tail


Hippuris vulgaris

How to care for Mare's-tail


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 located in Westerville, Ohio.

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

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

Plant care guide for Mare's-tail in Westerville, Ohio

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Light needs for plant Mare's-tail in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.

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


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Mare's-tail


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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