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Botanical name

Equisetum variegatum

Plant Care



Common name(s)

Variegated scouringrush

Planting instructions

Plant around water features such as marshes, using garden soil or potting mix kept moist and well-drained.

Soil conditions

Tolerates a variety of soil types


Propagate from spores or by division of rhizomes , burying the stem segments directly in the soil.

Possible problems

Equisetum variegatum can become invasive.

Cone bearing

The cone on the stem is green with a black, blunty-pointed tip.

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