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
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.