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March Little Plant - Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho is also called Resurrection Plant because of it’s ability to seemingly come back to life after extreme dehydration.  It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States It appears to be a small dry ball until spring rains when the Rose of Jericho unfurls.  You’ll love watching your Rose of Jericho come back to life.  To plant, fill a container that has no drainage holes with 2 to 4 inches of gravel and fill until water is just covering the rocks, then place the Rose of Jericho so the roots are resting in the water. Your plant will open initially, but curl back into a ball after its exhausted it’s internal moisture content. If water is consistently added to the container, the “rose” will re-open in a few weeks.

​Light

Rose of Jericho prefers filtered light and can be perfectly content on your kitchen counter. 

Water

Check water in your planting container regularly to ensure the water level stays above the rocks. ​

Fertilizing

Your Rose of Jericho doesn’t require fertilizer unless it shows signs of yellowing

Long Term Care

The Rose of Jericho is very hardy and is not affected by very many serious problems.  An established plant will need a little bit of year round pruning to remove dead or dried out fronds.  Soak fine tipped scissors in an alcohol solution to avoid transmitting bacteria or fungi.

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