NAME: Resurrection Plant . . . OTHER COMMON NAMES: Spike Moss / Rose of Jericho / Dinosaur Plant / Air Plant / Miracle Plant / Prehistoric Plant / Siempre Viva (Live Forever)
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Selaginella Lepidophylla . . . HARDINESS ZONE: 8- 10 / House plantPLANT HEIGHT: 6 - 12” . . . PLANT SPACING: 6 - 9”
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Partial – Full Shade . . . SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: See Description Below
This plant can be found under many different names, including the Jericho rose, Resurrection Plant, Siempre Viva, or Dinosaur Plant.
The scientific names are Anastatica hierochuntica, the African and Asian version, or Selaginella lepidophylla, the North American variety.
The original name was Biblical in nature, and the sudden blooming of this desert flower was meant to represent Mary's womb opening and closing.
It grows naturally in Northern Africa, southwest Asia, southwest America, and Central America.