Rose of Jericho
The Resurrection Flower
Be sure to change the water regularly. I recommend letting the water totally dry up allowing the centerpiece to fold back up – start over again by adding water. I have been told that if you put pennies in the center of the open Rose of Jericho you will draw money to yourself.
Siempre Viva, the Rose of Jericho, is a desert plant. It grows in the sands of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. Known as the Resurrection flower because the plant seems to come to life after dying.
Some families have the tradition of taking out their Rose of Jericho each Christmastime, and passing the same one down from generation to generation.