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The True Rose of Jericho (Anastatica hierochuntica) - which, by the way, is not a rose! - comes from the desert areas of Israel, Jordan and Sinai and is also known as the "resurrection plant". The so-called fake rose of Jericho is often sold under this name, although it is actually a living moss fern. With the right care, it can live to a considerable age.

The false rose of Jericho can be kept as a houseplant

Is it even possible to cultivate the false rose of Jericho here?

In contrast to the real rose of Jericho - which is a dead plant - the false rose of Jericho is alive and can therefore also be cultivated here. As a rule, this non-hardy moss fern is kept as a houseplant, although you can plant it in a pot with sand or cactus soil after it has first turned green. The planter can also be placed outside on warm and sunny summer days.

Which location does the Fake Rose of Jericho prefer?

As a desert plant, the loggerhead rose of Jericho needs full sun and a sheltered spot without any shade. The place should be warm and not drafty.

In which substrate should you plant the false rose of Jericho?

Plant the Jericho Fake Rose in a very nutrient-poor substrate such as cactus soil. Alternatively, a mixture of coarse sand, perlite (€37.51) and lavalite is also suitable.

What is the water requirement of the Fake Rose of Jericho?

The false rose of Jericho is a poikilohydric (i.e. periodically wet) desert plant that can go several months without water. The then completely dried plant turns green after a downpour, it shows the so-called resurrection effect. Water the plant infrequently, and then very little.

Do I need to fertilize the Fake Rose of Jericho?

Fertilization is not necessary.

How to revive the Fake Rose of Jericho?

You can revive the dried up Fake Rose of Jericho by placing it in a bowl of cold water. The dead-looking moss fern will then turn green within a few hours (unlike the true rose of Jericho, which remains brown). Do not leave the plant in the water for more than a few days, otherwise it will begin to rot. You can plant them after they have turned green.

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The false rose of Jericho can also be propagated by seeds and cuttings.

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