Rose of Jericho
The Jericho Rose is a rare magical commodity, sought after for use in voodoo and Cuban Santeria love and money spells, and is sought in the Holy land by pilgrims as a holy relic. The amazing "Resurrection plant" is a marvelous example of nature's wonders and can serve as a living symbol of one's faith and confidence in natures power to resurrect and bring life to what seems dead and lifeless. It is said that you will have all the blessings life can bring, if the plant, or a piece of it is kept in the home. The water is sprinkled about the place to cleanse it of all negativity, evil and bad luck and to bring peace, power and abundance. When carried on a person is said to absorb negative energy. It is used as an amulet to promote a long and healthy life.
Completely dried out Jericho roses will grow if placed in water. When it is dry, it is folded, grey and brittle. Yet place it in water and it recovers its natural green color and unfolds to become a lovely living organism again and it does this over and over again. Rinse the Rose of Jericho under running water and place it a bowl with water until it becomes green and open. This process can take from a few hours to a full day. Spray occasionally to speed up the process. The water must be changed daily. In some climates the plant may stay green and root when placed in soil, but generally the plant needs to be dried out after a few weeks.