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Resurrection Plant

$ 14.00

The Resurrection Plant, Selaginella lepidophylla, is a botanical wonder known for its ability to seemingly come back to life again and again -- even after completely drying out. Also known as the "Rose of Jericho," this dramatic little tumbleweed curls into a tight ball during dry weather in its native habitat, only to unfurl its lacy deep green fronds when exposed to moisture once more.

To activate this mysterious plant, place it in a dish of room temperature water, ensuring roots are fully submerged. Allow it to rest in a bright spot and watch it unfurl/green over 24-48 hours. Remove from water after 5-7 days and allow the plant to fully dry up before repeating the process. Includes detailed instructions.


When fully unfurled, the Resurrection Plant measures about 4-6" across. Dry plant measures about 2-3" across. Please note, it's normal for some segments of each plant to remain brown.

Kokedama Dish sold separately.

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Lisa S.
United States

so cool!!!

As soon as I got this in the mail, I put it in water and watched it come back to life. What a COOL plant. The whole shipping process was great too - easy & the plants all came in great shape.

Amy R.
United States United States

Fern happiness

I could not be happier with the Resurrection Fern ordered from Pistils Nursery. Delivery was prompt with sufficient notification for me to be home to greet the box. The packaging was impressive and the little fern arrived undamaged. The literature in the box gave me clear instructions on care and watering. The plant is healthy and flexing its muscles as expected. Thank you!

Linda S.
United States United States

A plant anyone can love

I am crazy about my Resurrection Plant. Just as you promised, it started to come to live just as soon as I put it in water. It is in a glass dish with a collection of stones that I have picked up on my travels. I've been changing the water every day and it is getting to the time to let it dry out again. I'm reluctant (but I will) because I will miss it.