L’Equisetum is a hardy, silica-rich prehistoric plant that has no no pests ! Undemanding, it does not require the addition of fertilizer. However, the Rat’s Tail needs to maintain moist soil. Ensure a constant watering, especially during periods of high heat or summer drought that damage the substrate.
Apart from careful watering, simply cut the dry stems or damaged. Propagation of horsetail is simple. Simply divide the rhizomes preferably in spring or autumn, following the method of dividing the iris.
Virtues in the garden
Since Antiquity, horsetail has been recognized for its diuretic and fungicidal medicinal properties. In the garden, horsetail manure is used diluted with watering on seedlings and crops. He repels insects and acts against diseases caused by cryptogamic fungi.