Plant Care Common Rush

Common Rush

4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Common Rush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Common Rush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Soft Rush, Green Bull Rush, Japanese Mat Rush and Big Twister Rush


Juncus effusus

How to care for Common Rush


How often to water your Common Rush

Water needs for Common Rush
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Rush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Rush

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Rush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Rush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Rush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Rush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Rush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Rush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Rush: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Rush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Common Rush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Rush

Common Rush

Common Rush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Common Rush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Common Rush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Common Rush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Common Rush has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Common Rush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Common Rush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Nikiepotpie avatar
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 1,472 XP

This greenie baby loves the water , I will water more than suggested on the app because I have it in a sunny spot and the soil cannot tolerate being dry or else the tips get brown. I love it’s silly little personality 💚

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Justplanty avatar
leaf-1 109 Plants
xp 6,717 XP

Oh I love this plant baby it’s so cool to watch the leaves spiral and they droop and they stand straight up displays super easy to care for as long as you make sure the soil does not dry out

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Oggieboogie69 avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 665 XP
globe Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

My plant died very fast and all the grass turned brown. I water it the amount I’m supposed to along with all my other plants but I can’t seem to keep this one alive. It was very pretty when it was all green though.

Browns easily Browns easily
Elizabethweekes avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 460 XP
globe Riverview, Florida

She takes up a lot of space as she grows with her crazy leaves but I love it

Survivor Survivor

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