Rose Of Jericho

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  • Fun, Unique Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 2-6 inches

The Rose Of Jericho does not look like a vibrant plant at first glance, but this unique plant has a surprise in store. It also goes by the name resurrection plant because if you soak this dried-up ball of branches for up to 24 hours, you’ll end up with a green and living plant. Rose Of Jericho is as low maintenance as a houseplant can be; simply soak the plant in a bowl of water when it starts to dry out, and it will bounce back.

Best Locations For Growing Rose Of Jericho

Grow this beauty in any area of your home. The Rose Of Jericho is adaptable and easy to maintain. This plant prefers comfortable room temperature, but take care to avoid placing this plant near vents, exterior doors, or drafty windows.

Rose Of Jericho Sunlight Requirements

Bright indirect sunlight is best for the Rose of Jericho. Place this plant in a south-facing window or any area that is regularly bathed in sunlight.

Rose Of Jericho Care

Rose Of Jericho grows in water and does not need soil. Fill a shallow dish with pebbles and water, and place the plants on the stones with the root-side down. The rocks are not mandatory, but they elevate the plant, so only the roots get wet. 

Watering Rose Of Jericho

Water is perhaps the most essential part of caring for Rose Of Jericho. Change the water out daily to keep the plant lush. Drain the water and let the plant dry out one week each month. The Rose of Jericho is a bit of a novelty. Some people allow their Rose of Jericho to dry out and store it until they are ready to water it and put it on display. Store dried plants in a paper bag in a cool and dry place.

Feeding Rose Of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho is not a heavy feeder; in most instances, this plant does not need to be fertilized. Only feed the plant if it shows signs of a nutrient deficiency, like yellow foliage and slow or stunted growth. Feed Rose of Jericho by adding a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to the water once a week when necessary.

Rose Of Jericho Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Water every day, with at least one day a week as a water-free rest day.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Mounded
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2-6 inches
Mature Spread: 3-6 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Emerald Green
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Rose Of Jericho
Other Name(s): Resurrection Plant
Scientific Name: Selaginella lepidophylla
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.