ROSE OF JERICHO
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.