Resurrection 'Jericho' Plant
- Botanical Name: Anastatica hierochuntica
Common Name(s): True Rose of Jericho, St. Mary's Flower, white mustard flower
- Description: This remarkable plant can live in a dry ball state even without soil underneath it. Place it in a bowl of water, and within a few hours you will have a blooming plant. The resurrection fern gets its name because it can survive long periods of drought by curling up its fronds and appearing desiccated, gray-brown and dead. However, when just a little water is present, the fern will uncurl and reopen, appearing to "resurrect" and restore itself to a vivid green color within about 24 hours. It has been estimated that these plants could go 100 years without water and still revive after a single soaking.