All plant collectors and keen gardeners like a plant with a special story, and few plants have a story as special as the Rose of Jericho.
Its natural growth-cycle alone is intriguing, and this is what has led to the many beliefs and superstitions which surround this intriguing plant. The Rose of Jericho goes from seeming death to life so magically, that it’s not surprising to discover that it is believed to have magical qualities.
The Rose of Jericho is a plant that is incredibly hard to kill! It can be kept in a dark cupboard for years and still revive in water. When placed in a bowl of water, it perks up within about four hours.
Don’t leave it standing in water for more than a few days, as this will make it rot. Change the water daily, and give it “rests” without water.