This plant is pet safe

We have researched this plant using reliable sources and it has been deemed non toxic to pets.

However, like anything that isn’t part of the natural diet, it may cause an upset tummy if eaten.

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Rose of Jericho Resurrection Plant

Selaginella lepidophylla, commonly known as a Rose of Jericho, Desert Rose or Resurrection Plant is an intriguing plant native to the desert regions of Central America and the Middle East. Unlike other plants, the Rose of Jericho has developed an incredible ability to survive in the most unfriendly of environments.

At the core of the Rose of Jericho is an extremely resistant plant that can completely desiccate during prolonged droughts, curling its branches inward and becoming a seemingly lifeless ball of twigs. Yet, once the environment changes and the plant gets access to water, it miraculously “resurrects,” unfolding and turning green within hours. This extraordinary cycle can be repeated over many years, symbolizing renewal, ability to adaptation and persistence.

The Rose of Jericho’s ability to rise from the state of the dead has made it a symbol of hope and rebirth across various cultures. In Christian tradition, it is associated with the resurrection of Christ, hence the name. In folk magic, it’s believed to bring peace, power, and protection from bad spells into a home.

The plant will be sent in a dry state in a box with instructions. Will make a perfect Christmas or birthday gift for any plant lover! After ressureting the plant will have approximately 20-25cm dimension. Rose or Jericho can be used as an educational tool for children to explain plants’ ability to adapt to changes.

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Q&A: The Resurrection Plant

Q: How do you resurrect the Rose of Jericho? A: Place the plant in a shallow dish of room temperature water, ensuring it is fully submerged. The plant will absorb the water and begin to open its leaves and turn green.

Q: How long does it take for the Rose of Jericho to resurrect? A: The resurrection process usually starts within a few hours, and the plant typically unfurls completely within 24 to 48 hours of being exposed to water. Sometimes may take longer so please be patient!

Q: What temperature water should I use to resurrect the plant? A: Use room-temperature water for the resurrection process. Avoid extremes of hot or cold to prevent shock and potential damage to the plant. Ensure the plant is fully immersed in clean water and the leaves should begin to green.

Q: What is the optimal temperature for the Rose of Jericho to resurrect? A: The ideal temperature for the plant to resurrect is between 20°C to 30°C, which is conducive to its revival and health.

Q: What if not all leaves turn green during the resurrection? A: If some leaves remain brown, it could be due to insufficient water coverage or some leaves are naturally too too old and have lost their ability to revive. It is totally normal and happens often as the plants’ leaves are ageing, it will not impact the health of the plant.

Q: How long should the Rose of Jericho be kept green? A: It’s recommended to keep the plant green for a few days to 1-2 weeks at most. Then, allow it to dry out to prevent rot and to follow its natural lifecycle.

Q: How can I return the Rose of Jericho to its dry state? A: Remove the plant from the water and place it in an area with good air circulation. The plant will naturally dehydrate and curl up as it dries, a process that may take a few days depending on environmental conditions.

Q: What happens if I leave the Rose of Jericho in water for an extended period? A: Continuous soaking can cause the plant to rot or develop mould. It is important to let it dry out after a period of hydration to maintain its health and resilience.


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