The Rose of Jericho grows in the desert, sucks up all the water, and then when there is nothing left to drink, rolls up inside itself and blows around the desert until it stumbles upon another body of water. When it comes upon an unsuspecting shore or a small desert puddle, it untucks its roots, and begins sucking up the moisture, drawing in life.
The Rose Of Jericho goes from seemingly dead to life magically just add water.
When placed in a bowl of water, it perks up within about four hours
Many people enjoy witnessing this seemingly miraculous recovery, and will allow their plants to shrivel up completely between waterings.
The Rose Of Jericho is actually a primitive plant – much like a living fossil.
As soon as there is free moisture, the seemingly dead bundle of vegetation unfurls, becoming a soft, fern-like plant with soft, green fronds.
Many people seek for this unique plant, because it comes with religious legends.
Its natural growth-cycle alone is intriguing, and this is what has led to the many beliefs and superstitions which surround this intriguing plant.
Can preserve its seeds for over 50 years
HOW IT GROWS
"The Resurrection Plant" grows in dry deserts where it is perfectly adapted to survive, even when there is no water available for years at a stretch. It curls in on itself, forming a little tumbleweed-like ball of vegetation in which it protects itself until the rains come or it finds some moisture. As soon as there is free moisture, the seemingly dead bundle of vegetation unfurls, becoming a soft, fern-like plant with soft, green fronds.
Instructions: Rose of Jericho requires little care apart from regular watering. Place in a bowl and fill with water. Watch as the plant slowly unfurls in a matter of hours. Don't leave in water for more then a day as it can mold. Repeat this process.