Plant horsetail in a container, with drainage holes, that’s just large enough to accommodate the plant’s root ball. Place a sheet of fine mesh, such as screen mesh, over the drainage holes to prevent horsetail rhizomes from growing through them, and spread a layer of general purpose potting soil over the mesh.Click to see full answer. Likewise, people ask, how do you make horsetail reeds?To contain horsetail planted in the ground, you can install plastic barriers in the soil, the same method you can use to contain invasive bamboo. Another option is to plant the horsetail in a deep pot buried in the ground.Additionally, how fast does horsetail reed grow? Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. Furthermore, what kind of soil does horsetail like? Horsetail tolerates a wide range of soil types and may be found in the wild in ditches, bogs, marshes, floodplains, swamps and other wet areas, where it’s able to thrive in up to 4 inches of water. A rich potting mix or potting soil works fine for potted horsetail.Can you grow horsetail reeds indoors?Grow Equisetum Hyemale Indoors. Although a bog plant, horsetail reeds are low-maintenance and do well in pots on your patio, too. Plant Equisetum hyemale in a non-perforated, 1-gallon pot with drainage holes.