Rose of Jericho (Resurrection Plant)
Watch the magic unfold! The Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla), also known as resurrection plant, appears dried when there is no water present, but comes to life when watered! Easy to get started by simply putting the dried plant in a dish of water. Watch it grow and open in a few hours. Let the plant dry out again, and it will curl back up and can sit on your shelf for years!
Though charming enough as just a simple houseplant, there are many spiritual properties associated with this unique plant and its ability to “come back to life” when placed in a vessel of water. It is a symbol of enduring life. and is said to bring abundance to the home and repel negativity when placed near the doorway.
Place your Rose of Jericho in a bowl with water and after half an hour, it will slowly start to open. Change the water every couple of days and do not leave your Rose of Jericho in stagnant water, as it will start to rot. To make an offering, write a wish on a piece of paper and place onto the center of the plant. Let it close by dehydrating the plant. Offer the plant back to nature.
To bring your plant to life:
- Rinse plant until completely wet
- Fill a dish with water and place the plant root sided down
- Change water regularly