Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The rose of Jericho



I got this little treasure from a friend, the Rose of Jericho, native to deserts of North Africa. A resurrection plant. It is beautiful just as it is but you are supposed to put it in water (I'm waiting until Christmas) and it will get alive and green, then you can dry it again and use it over and over again. See the process here.

21 comments:

carina said...

I have one too and I love it - they - and the story behind them - are so beautiful.

I can't wait for Christmas!

pRiyA said...

I didn't know it was called The Rose of Jericho. They sell them on the streets here and I had no idea they could be dried and used over and over again. How enchanting!

Luise said...

i have one, too, since like 4 years now... it really doesn't die. i think it's so fascinating how quick it opens up and turns green once you water it. And it smells good, too :)

ana ventura said...

:-O

milk tooth's rain said...

I have it, every time I woke it up (because it is like sleeping) is a great satisfaction...definetly love it!

Ameesha Lee said...

Wow, that's amazing! So pretty too.

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

i had one of these! i loved it! i had to leave it behind when i moved! just don't forget to change the water often so it doesn't become a little scum pond!

Mary Zeran said...

simply amazing!!!

Good luck with your show!!!

maria, milly o molly said...

Jag såg en sådan på marknad första gången nu i höst, visst är det en märklig och fascinerande växt?!

Ulicam said...

Jag ska genast iväg och få tag på en själv :) Vad vacker!

Elizabeth Fay said...

This is amazing. I've never heard of this plant before. So cool!

emma said...

wow! supersnygg!

by Jp said...

wow it's very nice.

Baita said...

I love it!! I have one too. (Don't forget to change the water often).
Congratulations for your blog!

Duermevela said...

yes, I know it. It's strange but beautiful...

Katarina said...

Sååå häftig! Men var får man tag på en sådan?

See Hear Say said...

oh this is amazing, i want one!! does anyone know where to get it in australia (or sydney in particular)? if so please do let me know and drop me a line at my blog?

karine {Pieni} said...

so poetic!

Jane said...

wow amazing!

Halle said...

That's beautiful! Living art. Can't believe it will still come back to life.....looking forward to the next set of pictures.

panoptica said...

I was hiking today in Mexico and found something that looks like it... I instantly knew I had seen something like it. I brought it home and am so excited to see it bloom.

Thanks!!