Juncus Big Twister
Juncus Big Twister

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Juncus Big Twister

Juncus effusus 'Big Twister'

Big Twister Juncus or Corkscrew Rush works beautifully in a wide variety of situations. You can bring them inside for a living modern art scultpure, or enjoy them in an outdoor container garden too. Either way the corkscrew shaped foliage is a feast for the eyes and makes a great ornamental specimen.

Growzone: 5-9

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If you like unusual plants, you'll want to add this spectacular ornamental grass-like plant to your collection. Exciting on its own, the Giant Corkscrew rush also adds some interesting textures among a display of leafy and flowering plants. This plant can be used as a houseplant or planted outdoors in the landscape. Wherever you plant it be sure, people will see it as it adds a lot of personality to a room or landscape. Big Twister Rush is a unique variety of Juncus that sports twisted, dark green, glossy evergreen foliage resembling giant corkscrews.


Growing Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 2 to 2.5 feet
Mature Width: 1.5 to 2 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to partial shade, bright indirect light to filtered indirect light
Water Requirements: Likes to stay evenly moist
Flower: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Medium to Fast
Uses: Indoor an outdoor; container gardens; rock gardens; ornamental indoor plant; specimen
This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Juncus Big Twister Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Juncus Big Twister

Before purchasing your Juncus Big Twister, read all of the recommended care instructions to ensure a successful transition to its new home.

What kind of soil is best for Big Twister Rush Plants?

What kind of soil is best for Big Twister Rush Plants?

Any well-balanced potting mix will be just fine for Big Twister Rush. Good potting mixes include a balance between organic nutritious matter (like vermiculite or humus) and matter to encourage drainage (like perlite or coarse sand). Juncus plants like to stay evenly moist so a soil that retains moisture well is a good choice.

How much light does Big Twister Juncus need?

How much light does Big Twister Juncus need?

Big Twister Juncus do best with lots of light. Full to partial sun when outside, or bright indirect light to filtered light. Place your Juncus Big Twister on a coffee table or side table near a window for a beautiful living work of art.

How much water does Juncus Big Twister Need?

How much water does Juncus Big Twister Need?

Big Twister Juncus, when planted outside, are often used around ponds or other water elements for their tolerance in wetter soils. They can also tolerate some dry spells but only after they are well established. When planted indoors, make sure the soil has adequate drainage so that they do not sit in water all of the time. We recommend watering them thoroughly, until water come out of the bottom (remove the excess that drained), and then waiting until the top of the soil has become dry to the touch. We do not recommend that you let the soil dry out completely, it can be difficult to re-saturate the soil successfully.

Do I need to fertilize my Juncus Big Twister?

Do I need to fertilize my Juncus Big Twister?

Juncus Big Twister plants are very adaptable, especially once they are well established. An even fertilizer will benefit your rush plants once or twice a year if planted outside, but if they are planted inside a fertilizer will be even more helpful. Indoor plants do not have access to the same nutrient resources as outdoor plants in the ground do, so they need to be fed nutrients in order to compensate. For smaller plants, it is sometimes best to dilute your fertilizer to half strength so that you do not overwhelm the delicate root structure.


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Juncus Big Twister as a Houseplant

Juncus Big Twister adds flair to your desk at work or as a new-age accent in your kitchen, living room, or bathroom. Its twisted corkscrew-like leaves are a lovely neutral color, which allows it to work with just about any color scheme or design style. Juncus is straightforward to grow indoors. 

Watering a Juncus Big Twister Houseplant: 

Constantly moist soil is needed to keep Juncus effusus Big Twister healthy and thriving. Don't allow the soil to dry out. It's okay to keep Juncus in a saucer of water, and mixing a pot and saucer of Juncus in with your houseplant collection is a good way to raise the humidity surrounding your other houseplants. 

The interesting foliage will turn yellow then brown if the soil does not remain consistently moist. Keep your corkscrew rush plant in a pot without a drainage hole if you find that the soil is drying out too quickly. Juncus plants grow in marsh areas in its natural habitat, so it loves soggy soil and even tolerates standing water. You might say that This is a plant you can't overwater. 

Where to grow Juncus Big Twister Indoors: 

Place your Juncus Big Twisterplant in your brightest window, or you can put it outdoors for the spring and summer. Juncus will tolerate lower light levels but won't grow as fast. If you don't have a spot near a sunny window, LED grow lights work well. 

Feeding Juncus Houseplants: 

Feed Juncus plants once per month in the spring through fall with a balanced granular or water-soluble fertilizer.

Juncus Big Twister in the Landscape

Big Twister is easy to grow is an attention-grabbing showpiece for water gardens, pond edges, shelves, boggy areas, or anywhere other plants struggle due to standing water or poorly drained soil. It's deer-resistant and can be planted anywhere from bright full sun to part shade. It does tolerate well-drained soil but prefers moist to wet conditions. Juncus Big Twister grows outdoors in hardiness zones 5 through 9 and remains evergreen in all but the northernmost areas of its range. In the spring, Juncus can be cut back to the ground to refresh the foliage. 

Growing Juncus Big Twister in Containers

Juncus Big Twister is a beautiful centerpiece in combination container gardens for the patio or entranceway. Containers can be submerged in the garden pond's margins, with the base of the plant just above the waterline. Juncus looks great planted in containers by itself as well. Add architectural flair to any area by growing Big Twister in areas with sharp lines to create a softer look.


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