Mare’s tail growing 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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Requirements for 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:
All year In cold temperature spring
Pests and diseases:
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:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (more bucket)
General information about the flower
Green flowers small and barely seen
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: