The Rose of Jericho is a spiritual plant with amazing abilities and uses. It is also known as Jericho Rose, Maryam's Flower and the Resurrection Flower.
Its natural growth-cycle alone is fascinating and this has led to many beliefs and superstitions which surround this intriguing plant. It's most famous for it's unique ability to resurrect – come back to life. When not near water the plant curls up into a dry ball. When supplied with water, the plant magically opens up with beautiful, fernlike leaves. They often turn a bright vibrant green. When water is removed, it goes back into a hibernation until water is introduced again. 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 seven days, as this will make it rot. Change the water daily, and give it “rests” without water. Place in a dry cupboard or closet for at least 2 weeks between rituals.
Fill a wide, shallow bowl with water and float the plant on top, roots down. Add your intention on a piece of paper to the bowl.
It has many different spiritual uses-
Prosperity: Add five coins to the water you use to make it unfurl. Then leave the plant in the water for a few days before brushing the water onto windows and doors to let prosperity in.
Love: Add a rose quartz to the water to revive a failing relationship. Use with loving intentions or prayers for the highest purpose, highest good for all involved.
Fertility: Add a balanced (half & half colour) Shiva Lingam to the water. After 3 days sprinkle the water on the bedsheets where you sleep. Invoke balance, harmony & love for all.
Healing: Place the intention with the name of the person who requires healing into the bowl along with the healing stones you require. The water can be used to anoint a green candle as well.
This magical plant can be used in so many ways. Just remember to respect it's power for the highest purpose, highest good for all, and give it the “vacations” from work it requires.