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What Is the Rose of Jericho?

The original rose of Jericho is a small, flowering plant that grows up to 12 inches (30 cm). This quirky plant has am interesting resistance to drying out. In fact, it can survive in extremely dry climates. When the rose of Jericho is exposed to environments with little moisture, it curls into a dry ball similar to a tumbleweed. In this form, it hibernates to protect its flowers on the inside. It does this until it receives water and can actually go without water for up to 10 years.

This repeating process of hibernation that this plant is able to endure has earned rose of Jericho the alternative name “resurrection plant.” In many cultures it symbolizes transformation, renewal, and prosperity. To people of many faiths, such as Christianity, Santeria, and Hoodoo people use it as a traditional medicine to treat various health conditions, including diabetes, asthma, the common cold, menstrual cramps, and arthritis pain, as well as to facilitate labor.

I personally like to use this plant in New Years rituals as well as in conjure oils that are used with the intentions of attracting money (which you can buy here)

or if you're interested in a kit intended for new beginnings I also have a prosperity box that includes both a money oil and a rose of Jericho, amongst other things.