Horsetails are among the oldest of all plants; they once grew to tree heights in prehistoric days. It has unusual reed-like hollow jointed stems with a very high silica content, making it useful as an abrasive similar to that of a fine emery cloth.
Collect the leafless stems, dry briefly in the sun and tie them in bundles. Used to shine metal pans or give wood a final sanding. Also used as excellent fungicide for both plants and people suffering from athletics' foot and jock itch. Leaves are very unique, similar to twigs and are a unique touch in dried flower arrangements. Likes to be planted in boggy wet places, but will do well in any type of soil.
Due to varying conditions regarding germination like moisture and temperature or soil contamination also buyers experience and knowledge of seed germination with these factors I cannot guarantee germination rates. I do guarantee all seeds are fresh and germination tested to make sure seeds are good and viable.
Here is a great plant I wanted this plant for a while and finally found some and brought it home. We have hard rocky clay which is hard for anything to grow in but this took off We are in Zone 6 and the winter does not hurt it. It is easy to grow. It will tolerate everything from near drought to being under water. And grow as tall as 3 or 4 feet. It works well when mixed in with other plants along a pond edge. Full sun or part sun is fine. Here is what you get 7 x plants cut a few inches above the roots. We always include extra plants free!! It will tolerate everything from near drought to being under water. And grow as tall as 3 or 4 feet. It works well when mixed in with other plants along a pond edge. Full sun or part sun is fine. Overview The horsetail plant, also called scouring rush, is a plant that is found growing in all countries of the world except Australia. Horsetail grows naturally in wet places such as swamps and ditches or planted along ponds and water features in home landscapes. Horsetail is harvested in northern Mexico and used for polishing wood and furniture. The plant has creeping rhizomes that grow aggressively but can be controlled. Just pull up any unwanted plant or mow over them Just plant them a little deeper the what they were, this will help the stand up and will promote new root grow, on some of the taller plants, you might get some tops browning which is common the root will keep growing and will come back when given time.
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