Ask a Question forum: Juncus effusis not spiraling

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Name: Melissa
Paradise, CA (Zone 9b)
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msandsm
Jun 11, 2017 10:09 PM CST
I have a two-year-old Spiralis whose long stems are not spiraling, other than two or three near the bottom. It's grown huge in the time I've had it, and it's putting out flower-like buds now, so I'm fairly sure it's healthy. I don't know what I should do to get the spirals. I think part of the problem may be that it only gets morning sun and is in the shade by noon. I give it plenty of water, and have fertilized twice so far. Is there something more I should be doing?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2017 2:24 PM CST
I don't know a thing about Juncus effusus but we have a few listed in the database and some types appear to have more of the spiral habit than others: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Some seem to be more spirally than others. I have noticed that the more spirally ones seem to be planted in a bog or on a pond edge.
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