Equisetum japonica Terracotta – Horsetail

39.00

A tall, upright, evergreen perennial to about 180cm, with hollow, jointed stems banded in black

This plant, exclusively reserved for outdoor ponds, is easy and rustic. It is in the form of a long hollow stem with black nodes. It is a perennial that does not looses its leaves in the winter. It can be associated with a massif to give visual structure and contrast around a pond. Finally, note that this is not a flowering plant.

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Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Horsetail?

It is planted near the pond, in a constantly wet soil, or directly in the pond, immersed at 5 cm or 2 inches (immersion tolerance ranging from 0 to 10 cm or 0 to 4 inches). The soil should be moderately rich and if possible with an acid tendency (potting soil for aquatic plants). The presence of cilice (clay) is also recommended.

Plant it in a well-defined area so that it does not over-invade your pond (use a tray, pot, root barrier...). In addition, it multiplies the stems in the same place which will be prettier. Allow 3 to 5 feet per m2 for a good base.

It will enjoy a sunny exposure to partial shade.

It resists cold and does not fear freezing. It should only be protected in case of temperature below -10°C or 14°F.

Finally, it does not require any size. However, remove the dry stems regularly.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Horsetail?

It is planted near the pond, in a constantly wet soil, or directly in the pond, immersed at 5 cm or 2 inches (immersion tolerance ranging from 0 to 10 cm or 0 to 4 inches). The soil should be moderately rich and if possible with an acid tendency (potting soil for aquatic plants). The presence of cilice (clay) is also recommended.

Plant it in a well-defined area so that it does not over-invade your pond (use a tray, pot, root barrier…). In addition, it multiplies the stems in the same place which will be prettier. Allow 3 to 5 feet per m2 for a good base.

It will enjoy a sunny exposure to partial shade.

It resists cold and does not fear freezing. It should only be protected in case of temperature below -10°C or 14°F.

Finally, it does not require any size. However, remove the dry stems regularly.