Crystal filled Rose of Jericho presented in a black gift box
"The Resurrection Plant" [Selaginella lepidophylla]
I've hidden a crystal stone or two inside each one that will only be discovered once the plant unfurls. Each crystal or stone will be unique and energetically charged and set with a prosperity intention. Each order is packed lovingly in a nice black gift box with a ritual and growing instructions included. The gift box can be later used for storage of your plant should you ever want to let it rest.
Makes for a lovely already completely wrapped gift or a gift to self to place on your alter.
The Rose of Jericho goes from seeming death to life magically.
It gets the name of resurrection plant from its amazing ability to “come back to life” after completely drying out. The Rose of Jericho is a type of moss native to desert regions where water is scarce, so this plant can completely dry out, curl up over itself, and blow around like a tumbleweed until it finds water. When it finds a water source, it unfurls to reveal gorgeous green and brown fern-like fronds. Once it exhausts its water supply, it dries out again and blows on to the next watering hole.
Because of its incredible ability to seemingly resurrect itself, Rose of Jericho plays a role in several world religions. Hoodoo practitioners often use Rose of Jericho in prosperity spells. Santeria associates the plant with the spirit of thunder and lightning and uses it as a spiritual offering. Catholic families often bring out their Rose of Jericho to bloom around Christmas and Easter because it symbolizes the resurrection of Christ.
It is known to bring prosperity if you add five coins to the water you use to make it unfurl. Leave the plant in the water for a few days before brushing the water onto your windows and doors to let prosperity in.
How to take care of your Rose of Jericho:
When your Rose of Jericho arrives, it will look like a brown, dried-up ball of moss, which is basically what it is.
It does have roots, but they don’t actually need to attach, so you don’t need soil (it’s more like hydroponics).
To “plant,” fill a small pot or bowl without drainage holes with pebbles or gravel, and fill with water until the pebbles are just barely submerged. Perch your Rose of Jericho on top so that the roots touch the water. Place in indirect light (like on a countertop in a sunny kitchen) and watch the magic happen!
Don’t leave it in water for more than a few days at a time, as this will make it rot. Change the water daily, if not every other day, and give it “rests” occasionally without water. You can also grow it as you would an “air plant” or epiphyte.
You could literally store it in a cupboard after drying out for many years, and it will still bloom after put in water. So cool, right?