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.
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.
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: Spring
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? Yes
Juncus effusus Spiralis
Alternative names: common rush or soft rush, Corkscrew rush