Botanical Name: Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'
Corkscrew rush (sometimes called Juncus spiralis) is a novelty cultivar with captivating coiled stems, spreading out in every direction as they grow.
If you like unusual indoor plants, you'll want to add this spectacular ornamental to your collection. Stunning on its own, corkscrew rush also adds some sizzle among a display of leafy and flowering plants. In fact, those curly-Q stems are sometimes used in florists' bouquets.
Perennial and evergreen, this is an easy-care house plant. It adds a lot of personality to a room for little effort.
Origin: 'Spiralis' is a cultivar of Juncus effusus, native to Japan.
Height: 2-3 ft (60-90 cm)
Light: Give it as much full sun as you can. It will tolerate some indirect light.
Water: Keep the soil wet at all times -- standing water is ideal. Native to marshlands, this is one plant you can't overwater.
Humidity: Try to maintain 40-50% relative humidity. Discover easy ways to increase humidity around your plant.
Temperature: Average to warm room temperatures (65-80°F/18-27°C) year-round. If you put this tender ornamental out on the patio for the summer, bring it back in when the temperature drops. It won't tolerate frost.
Soil: Peat moss-based potting mix, such as African violet mix.
Fertilizer: Feed once a month spring through fall with a balanced (such as 10-10-10 NPK) liquid or water-soluble fertilizer.
Propagation: In spring, divide the plant by gently pulling the fleshy roots apart or cut through them with a knife; then pot separately.