Equisetum is the botanical name for the plant commonly known as water bamboo or horsetail Reed or scouring rush. Its ancestors were gigantic plants in Paleozoic times. It is a perennial that is evergreen, but this ancient plant is more closely related to ferns than to the perennials that we grow in our gardens.
A non-flowering plant, it reproduces via spores and rhizomes. Tall and skinny, you may hear it called joint grass (because of the horizontal bands that run across its stems) or snake grass, but it is not grass. It is suitable in both logged and dry soil types.
Equisetum horsetail is suitable for both indoors and outdoors sunlight, because of its bamboo-type stem it’s a popular choice for indoor plantscape and is widely used in Landscapes.
Common name: Snake Grass, Joint Grass, Rough horsetail
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread||5 inch (13 cm)|
|Common Name||Snake Grass, Joint Grass, Rough horsetail, Scouring Rush|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 6-8feet|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|