How to grow Mares tail

Mare’s tail grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Hippuris also known as Hippuris vulgaris, Mare’s tail perennial evergreen plant mostly used as ornamental also used as edible and medical plant, can grow in subtropical ,mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10.

Mare’s tail leaves

Leaves edible color green in needle like shape that grow on whorls, young stem also edible.

Flower color green, the flowers small and barely seen.

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How to grow Mare’s tail growing and care:

Aquatic environment, rich water

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year In cold temperature spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Delineate the growth

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches (from the base of the plants)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (more bucket)

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Green flowers small and barely seen

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can cut freely

Information about leaves:
Green leaf in needle like shape, the leaf is 1-2 cm, the leaves grow on whorls

Uses of Mare’s tail leaves:
Cooked, raw

Scientific name:

Hippuris vulgaris

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Hippuris vulgaris


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9