How to Care for Spiral Grass Plant – Moraea tortilis

Could you tell me something about a spiral grass plant. Is it hard to take care of? I want to get one, but I travel a lot and can’t be around to water it every few days.

Hi Tom.

Spiral Grass Moraea Tortillis

Spiral Grass
Moraea Tortillis

Spiral Grass or Moraea tortilis, a bulb plant, has amazing spiral leaves, makes an excellent houseplant, and can be grown in pots or hanging baskets. Although called a grass, it’s really a low growing plant. Spiral Grass or Corkscrew Grass as it’s also called needs very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. It’s also very drought tolerant so doesn’t need constant care. It has succulentLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com light green leaves and gets white or purple green short lived flowers. It’s hard to find this pant to buy, but you can order seeds and grow it from scratch.