Hippuris vulgaris


Mare’s Tail

Shaped like a miniature “Monkey Puzzle” tree. Evergreen and a good oxygenator.


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Hippuris vulgaris produces masses of soft, bottle brush shoots.  Dual purpose plant that is an excellent deep water oxygenating plant but can be grown also be grown as an attractive marginal.   Can be invasive in large natural ponds and lakes. It grows in almost any conditions, even tolerates moving water and can be grown in dappled shade.

Top tip: The soft stems are very buoyant and if not anchored well plants will float to the surface.

Flowers: Insignificant

Height: 20-40cm

Propagation: Division.

Depth of water over the soil: 5-40cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil.