Jericho Flower

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Botanical name: Selaginella Lepidophylla

TRUE ROSE OF JERICHO- Selaginella Lepidophylla is sometimes called true rose of Jericho.  It is famed for its ability to be unrooted and starved for water for years while being able to quickly regain color and bloom into beautiful green ferns after just a few hours of water exposure

REAL JERICHO ROSE- This spike moss will arrive looking desolate, dusty, and brown; Simply place in a dish with water for temporary blooming of the plant; Within a few hours the plant will start to spread out, and vibrancy and green will return to the leaves

PLANT THE JERICHO ROSE- Alternatively, the plant can be placed, root side down, into a gravel or stone area that receives moderate sunlight and occasional water; It should be kept out of the elements, as freezing can negatively impact the plant, but it can go months or even years without watering; Between watering sessions it will curl up and appear brown like it looks upon arrival

RESURRECTION PLANT- Many call this plant the resurrection plant; It grows naturally in the arid deserts of the southwest and Mexico and can easily be mistaken for a tumbleweed; It is brown and dusty, and many mistake this for being dead; In reality, this is a self defense mechanism that allows it to withstand the harsh conditions of the desert

The Rose of Jericho aka Resurrection Flower is a truly incredible plant. It is known by many names, including dinosaur plant, resurrection flower, and True Jericho Rose. All of these names reflect the fact that it is a plant that goes from appearing dead or dying and quickly becomes vibrant and green. While it can be in its dormant or dead looking plant for decades, as soon as it gets introduced to water, the fern like fronds quickly turn green and full, and unfurl for a beautiful looking masterpiece. In addition to the amazing properties, there are numerous mystical and occult properties associated with the rose of Jericho. It is said that when being brought back to life in a dish of water, that water gains some of these properties. This water can be sprinkled around the house to resurrect a difficult relationship and bring one back to love. Similarly, it is said to bring about wealthy, good luck, and happiness to any home that it is present in. The resurrection plant can be used as a novelty item, to form new family traditions, or as a unique indoor plant. For instance, many families get it out as part of their annual holiday tradition. They put the plant in water as they gather together with loved ones each year, and use the blooming fronds to remind everyone of the regenerative power of love. Between blooms, it can literally be stored in a dark closet and left alone, as it can survive without care. Others choose to treat it like an air plant, and keep it around the house, spritzing it with water occasionally to show off to friends and neighbors.

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