A resurrection plant that can survive extreme dehydration, even over months or years.
Selaginella lepidophylla (syn. Lycopodium lepidophyllum) is a species of desert plant in the spikemoss family . It is noted for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation; during dry weather in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight ball and uncurl only when exposed to moisture.
It can be revived with only a little water. After wetting, the plant turns green, hence the name "resurrection plant".
Many people seek for this unique plant, because it comes with religious legends, the fact that the Rose of Jericho , Doradilla Flower represents a holy item in many religions and pagan or wiccan rituals, makes it a very popular gift item. The plant, for its amazing ability to transition from a brown, dry ball, into an open, green and lush plant.
There are endless ways one can work with Rose of Jericho plants, the character of the plant itself and the Spirit inside of it are dealt with humbleness and respect.
In many countries, the Rose of Jericho is said to bring luck to its owners and it is passed from generation to generation.
There’s not much you can do wrong when taking care of your Rose of Jericho plant!
Still, there are a few simple things you should consider:
• If warm water is used to revive the plants, the transition is much faster
• Do not leave the plant in the water for longer than one week in a row
• Change the water daily in order to avoid mold
• After having left the plant in water for one week, give it a “holiday” of at least two weeks to dry out again
This plant has been used as a herbal medicine. An infusion (tea) is made by steeping a tablespoon of dried material in hot water and the tea is used as an antimicrobial in cases of colds and sore throat. Common names for this in Spanish include doradilla (little golden one) and flor de piedra (stone flower).
This species, a desert plant is a natural plant item, each Rose of Jericho is unique in its form and size!
MAY YOUR ROSE OF JERICHO BRING YOU LUCK!