How to grow Juncus Spiralis

Juncus spiralis plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Juncus also known as Juncus effusus Spiralis or Corkscrew rush, Juncus spiralis perennial plant used as ornamental water plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, desert, subtropical climate indoor as houseplant only on the window and growing in hardiness zone 4-9 and can grow with the hardiness zone 10a.

Juncus spiralis stem and flowers

Stem color green in linear shape the stem grow in spiral twister shape

Flower color can be: pink, yellow or brown, flowers grow on stems.

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How to grow Juncus spiralis – growing condition and care:

Aquatic environment or wet soil, rich soil

How to care:
Need to add fertilizer once a year, cut dead parts and check the quality of the water

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

How to divide shoots:
Dived shoots when the plant fully grown better to separate after wet the soil in order to make it easier and to keep the roots as long as possible need to cut the connection between the plants, better to do it with leaves at least 10cm (4inches).

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but increase the chances to get spiral and not straight and it’s easier from shoots then seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to drought and heat

Planting season:
Spring to autumn in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to summer in hardiness zone 7-8, spring in hardiness zone 4-6

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead stems

Size of the plant:
20-50cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (will grow better in full sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No, but grow as houseplant the plant need full sun

How to care indoor:
When grow as houseplant need to be on the window to get enough sun

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-10L (1-2 gallons), require big amount of water, every few years to switch soil can be all or just part of the soil, better to use in heavy soil add fertilizer and organic material.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Pink, yellow or brown flowers that grow on stems

How to grow Juncus effusus Spiralis from Seeds

Sowing requirement:
temperature 16-23C (61-74F) wet soil, if plant it in pond need to verify that the seeds will be covered well

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dark and dry and in the refrigerator

Sowing season:

How to plant:
Plant it in heavy soil deep in water

Planting spacing:
For transplant 4*4cm (2*2 inches),

Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun with we heavy soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
4-8 weeks

Condition of seedling:
The first year need to protect the plant in the winter

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Juncus effusus Spiralis

Alternative names: common rush or soft rush, Corkscrew rush

How to grow Juncus Spiralis

Juncus Spiralis plant

DescriptionJuncus effusus 'Spiralis

Corkscrew rush

Juncus Spiralis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Pink flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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