The Rose of Jericho , also known as the Flower Of Resurrection, is a desert plant growing in the sands of Egypt, Arabia, Syria and Mexico. For long periods, these ‘roses‘ live in desert regions, growing and reproducing as any other plant until the environment no longer supports an adequate existence. When this time has come, the flowers and leaves are dead and fallen, they lose moisture and the drying branches curl inwards, forming a round ball.
They retract their roots from the soil and allow the desert winds to carry them across the desert, until one day they arrive in a damp place where they can continue to grow and spread. The ball then expands again, opens flat on the ground and deposits its seeds, which germinate.
Once watered, the dried-up looking young plants soon begin to bud. You could say they feel their way through this process, as they don’t necessarily remain in the first place they stop, but feel into the nature of the place to see if it is adequate to enhance growth. There they may stay, and grow, or indeed they may move again many times.
A Rose of Jericho in the home will remove bad influences and brings peace, power and abundance. It will bring peace, power, and riches to your home while chasing away evil and bad luck.
Directions: Place the Rose of Jericho in a bowl of water in your home. Wash your hands in the water to cleanse them before doing spell works, sprinkle it on your face and body to gain a personal blessing, or use the water to scrub your front steps, entry way and other floors. The water from this plant can be sprinkled about the house to erase negative influences, bring peace, harmony and abundance. When it is dry, it folds and turns grey and brittle. Yet place it in water and it recovers its natural green colour and unfolds to become a Lovely Living Organism again and it does this over and over again. Long lived, The Rose Of Jericho can be used over and over again for 50 years or more.