The Rose of Jericho, or Anastatica of Jericho, gets its name from the ancient Greek words, which are translated as "resurrected" or "revived again." For the first time this plant was discovered in the Middle Ages by knights-crusaders, who paid attention to the amazing ability of the plant to regenerate. After returning from a military campaign, they consecrated their find and gave it the name "Flower of Resurrection."
Legends of the flower
A biblical version of the appearance of this flower claims that an unusual plant was discovered by Mary, following into Egypt. She blessed him for immortality. Therefore, it is sometimes called the "hand of Mary."
The second legend is described in the famous story "Rose of Jericho" by Ivan Bunin. It says that the name of the herbaceous plant was given by Rev. Sawa, settling in the Judean desert.
Rosa Jericho (spike moss) is a species of grassy annuals of the Cabbage family, representative of the Anastatica genus (“the only one”).
This is a small plant, no longer than fifteen centimeters. Small leaves grayish shade. The flowers of the plant are very small, white. The rose of Jericho, the photo of which you see in our article, grows in the desert in early spring, and the flowering and fruit set up begins very quickly. At this time, the desert still has enough moisture for the plant. Like other herbaceous annuals growing in drought conditions, the Jericho rose is ephemeroid.
With the onset of drought, tiny stalks dry out and begin to curl inward. Some kind of tangle is formed. Strong gusts of wind easily tear off the upper part of the plant, and it rolls along the sand. Along the way, she collects the same balls and forms a very large tumbleweed. They move until they get stuck in some more humid place. From moisture, the stems swell and begin to straighten, the seeds of them spill out.
It should be noted that the seeds of this amazing plant remain viable for several years, but, getting into a fairly moist environment, germinate in just a few hours.
It is necessary to know that there is another representative of the flora with similar properties - flaky selaginella. The Rose of Jericho is a completely different, not related plant, although the Hawaiian weed looks very much like the characteristics of the life cycle and the appearance of the anastatic.
Rose of Jericho - a plant that is better known as rolling-grass, "lives" in the deserts of Western Asia, from Syria to Arabia and from Egypt to Morocco. It occurs in Central Asia.
Rose of Jericho is of several types, so it is important to know their differences, before deciding what kind of care this or that plant needs.
The most common type of rose is Martens. It has upright stems that can reach a length of thirty centimeters, but gradually they become lodging. Its branches slightly resemble ferns, but the tips of the leaves have a silvery-white color.
The scalyeline selaginella has stems that do not grow more than ten centimeters in length. If the humidity in the room is insufficient, they curl up into a ball, but the plant should be watered as it immediately comes to life and spreads the leaves.
Rose of Jericho needs high humidity (at least 60%), so she feels not very comfortable in room conditions. If you want to settle this plant not in the florarium, but in an ordinary container, then you should know that at high humidity good ventilation should be provided. Put the pot in a tray with peat, sphagnum or expanded clay, which should be regularly humidified.
It should be noted that the Jericho rose belongs to the shade-tolerant plants, so you can create a mini-garden, placed in a bottle. It will feel normal even on the north side, and if your windows face south, the plant should be placed away from the window or slightly shaded with gauze or tracing paper.
Another important argument in order to place the plant in a bottle is the need to constantly maintain a certain moisture of the substrate (overdrying is unacceptable). And in an open container, constantly wet soil will be harmful to the plant and may even destroy it.
Water composition in a vessel (as in the container) should be separated and soft water. Her temperature should be room temperature. The soil for growing roses should be slightly acidic, do not forget to put good drainage on the bottom of the bottle or aquarium.
For the best growth of a green pet should be fed from time to time. This is usually done in spring and summer. Use diluted nutrient fertilizer (in the ratio 1: 3). With the help of a long wire should loosen the ground, so that air gets better into the soil.
Rose of Jericho: care
This is a rather capricious plant, so you need to follow certain recommendations.
The optimum temperature can be considered +18 degrees. The flower loves warmly, but these figures should not be exceeded, that is, the room should not be warmer than +20 o C.
Rose of Jericho does not tolerate exposure to direct sunlight, much more preferably light penumbra.
Since the plant “arrived” to us from the tropics, we must not forget that it needs moist air, as in its homeland. To achieve this, it is necessary to spray a rose with water several times a day. Moreover, it is impossible to use cold liquid for this purpose. It should be a little warm. The flower needs abundant watering, it is better to do it through the pan. In this case, the soil will absorb as much moisture as required.
Top dressing and transplanting
Feed the soil should be monthly. You can use nitrogenous fertilizers. Once every two years (in spring), the Jericho rose needs a transplant to improve growth.
I must say that the plant is resistant to various diseases and pests. Her only enemy is dry air, which can provoke the development of spider mites. Get rid of it will help the usual soap solution.
Propagated by green cuttings plant. To do this, plant them in early spring in a small greenhouse and put it in the shade. The cuttings will take root in two weeks.
Rose of Jericho humidifies the air in the room, serves as a natural freshener, as it exudes the aroma of steppe herbs. The plant has bactericidal properties, disinfects the air. In addition, it absorbs tobacco smoke. If you put a flower in the bedroom, it will contribute to a better sleep. When dried, the annual can be used to control moths in the closet.
Rose of Jericho is a very interesting and spectacular plant. With proper care, it will delight you with its exotic beauty.
Feature of the plant
The life cycle of this rose is very fast. It starts growing in spring, quickly begins to bloom and tie fruit. Her flowers are white, small, inconspicuous. Seeds are formed in pods-boxes.
The peculiarity of this plant is that when there is a lack of moisture, it gradually twists toward the center and dries, hiding the fruit in the middle of the bowl. Transformed into a tumbleweed, it begins to look for new habitats, taking along the same globes with it.
So they move until rain stops them. After watering, the rose comes to life, straightens, seeds pour out of it, which quickly germinate in a moist environment.
Also during its movement on the territory, these grains fall out, and germinate under favorable conditions along its entire route. Soon the seedlings produce white buds, in which the seeds are again tied, which are able to maintain viability for a long time.
Important! The dried Jericho rose does not come to life, but releases seeds from a ball, which germinate. They can sprout, even while in the parent plant.
It is often confused with cilaginella, which does not bloom, reproduces by spores. It is she who awakens in wet conditions and retires during droughts. Those who have never seen how these balls look in the opened form can confuse them. You can distinguish them by root system:
- anastatic root has a root,
- silaginella is fibrous.
Planting and Care of the Rose of Jericho
How is the landing and reproduction of Anastatica in room conditions? To do this, follow these steps:
- warm, separated water is poured into the shallow pan,
- laid out a dried ball roots down,
- when it opens, green shoots begin to grow from the core due to seeds hidden in the depths of the glomerulus.
The plant can be planted entirely in a pot filled with soil consisting of sand and a stone, and you can separate the children into individual containers. Periodically, the bush can be fed complex fertilizer, much more diluted with water than for other plantations.
Planting the Rose of Jericho
The optimum temperature for rose content is + 20 ° С. The place of content should be slightly shaded. Several times a day it is necessary to spray it with warm, settled water. Watering is done as the substrate dries.
In dry air, the planting may be attacked by a spider mite. To get rid of it, the bush is washed with soapy water. If it is too long in a humid environment, it can be affected by a fungal disease. To get rid of it, the Jericho rose is sprayed with a fungicide.
Shrubs need to provide a rest period: stop watering and spray. There are no special requirements for wintering. It can be stored in any dry place.
Since the store is sometimes sold under the name Jericho Rose cilaginella scalyelnuyu.
It is on sale in the same way as the anastatica, rolled up into a ball. When placed in a moist environment, the silaginella opens, the leaves gradually turn green, with a beautiful emerald hue. You can grow it in the soil, with the addition of sand, sphagnum moss and peat.
In nature, it grows up to 10 cm in height, at home even less. Its diameter is about 40 cm. Cilaginella has delicate leaves that give it a fluffy look. It has such appearance during the rainy season, in hot time the branches are folded into a ball.
Note! The process of resurrection of a flower from a dry lump to a luxurious plant takes place during the day.
Silaginella propagates by dividing the bush, cuttings, spores. Seed propagation is impossible because it does not have seeds. Grows quickly, breeds easily. The shoots contain cellular sap that keeps the bush alive even after it dries. It is rich in oils and vitamins.
Symbolism and dignity of the rose
Silaginella is a flaky symbol of centenarians and resurrections.
- It is a long-lived flower, so it can be inherited, as a symbol of the genus.
- It is customary to give it on the day of the Resurrection of the Lord, as a reminder that after death the resurrection of the soul will come.
- In a dried form, the lovers give each other lovers by placing them inside the ring. When the flower opens, the rings get.
- When placing a rose inside the cabinet, it will scare away the mole.
- The bush thinns light aroma of meadow herbs, therefore it is used as a natural air freshener.
- Disinfects air from harmful microorganisms, absorbs tobacco smoke.
- The mechanism of opening and closing branches may be interesting for children.
Additional Information! In the story "The Rose of Jericho" I. Bunin tells the story of a legend that says that the name was given to the flower by the Monk Savva, when he was in the Judean desert.
The bush does not come to life in the literal sense of the word, dried shoots do not become green again, as flower catalogs sometimes promise. When released into a humid environment, they open up, and the seeds remaining inside begin to turn green. But even the process of opening and closing branches is interesting for observation.
This extraordinary type of miniature plants with carved leaves cannot be attributed to fern or flowering species, they are referred to as moss, being an older group of plants.
The branches of this species are covered with small numerous leaves, which are similar to flat needles, they very often overlap each other in type of tile.
When growing and caring for selaginella at home, as a rule, the plant lacks humidity, for this reason it is much better to grow them in florariums, bottle kindergartens, greenhouses or closed flower windows. In the culture, these plants are used as soil cover plants or epiphytes.
Most often in the indoor floriculture one can find martens' selaginella - this plant is a coverslip soil with erect stems, reaching up to 30 centimeters in length, and air roots. The leaves are a light green color, and in the watsoniana variety the tips of the stems are of a silvery shade.
Selaginella species and varieties
Selaginella Bezpuzhkovaya grows wild in Canada, forming soddy mossy pads. Weakly creeping short stems, shoots as simple or with one branching, not articulate, flat and smooth. The leaves are thin, and the lateral leaves are oval or oval-lanceolate with a green color, distant reaching 1.5-2.5 millimeters in length and 1-1.5 millimeters in width. Closer to the base are weakly heart-shaped, serrated at the edges. Mainly grown as an ampelous plant.
Selaginela Vildenovi In the wild form is found in tropical Asia as a bushy, land plant. The stem part is branching, shoots are simple or with one branching, not articulate, smooth and flat. The leaf cover is thin, and the lateral leaflets are distant, oval or oval-lanceolate with a green color, reaching up to 3-4 millimeters in length and 2 millimeters in width, becoming rounded closer to the base. In indoor floriculture grown as ampelnoy plant.
Selaginella douglas North Mexico and North America are home to this terrestrial bush plant. Suitable for cultivation in the open field, with age, the shoots of this plant will acquire a golden-ocher shade.
Selaginela krauza bushy ground plant, there is a variety of aurea, the leaves reach up to 15 centimeters in length, the stems are golden brown.
In the wild form is found in southern China, being a dichotomously highly branching plant. The shoots have a bluish-green color, if they are in the shade, if they fall into the light, the color disappears.
Selaginella Martens in the wild can be found in South and North America. Stems erect, reaching up to 30 centimeters in length, leaves of a light green color, the plant has aerial roots. This type is one of the most common in the indoor floriculture. There is also a variety of watsoniana, the tips of the stems of this species are colored silver.
Selaginella rock grows wild in China, Central Asia, the Far East, Siberia and North America. Most often it can be found on scree, rocks, steppe meadows, as well as in steppes, dry pine forests and thickets of cedar elfin woods. Perennial herbaceous plants are quite winter-hardy, due to their ascending branchy shoots form attractive turf. Densely leafy branches reach up to 3 centimeters in length and 0.2 centimeters in width. The leaves are small, about 0.15 centimeters in length, bulging from the underside, with a depressed grooved vein, the edges covered with short cilia. Most often grown in open ground.
Selaginella selagoid most often found in the Far East, in Europe, Africa and North America. Grown as a garden plant in the open field.
It is also called Jericho Rose, in literary publications can be found under other names: anastatics or astericus. In the wild form is found in South and North America. Under dry climatic conditions, the leaves of this plant twist, forming a kind of ball, and straighten out only after the precipitation falls. The plant in its cell sap contains a large amount of oils, which become an obstacle to the complete drying of the plant.
Very often on sale you can find dead specimens, which until recently could collapse and unfold, such instances can not be brought back to life. This type is the most resistant and adapted for growing in room conditions.
Selaginela Swiss In the wild, it is most often found in the mountains of the Caucasus, Europe and Asia, as well as in the Far East on rocky mossy and wet scree and slopes.
The plant forms loose turfs in a light green color. Ветви этого вида густо облиственные, листочки супротивные, тоненькие, перпендикулярно направленные от ветвей, косо-яйцевидной формы, не большого размера около 0,15 сантиметров в ширину и 0,1 сантиметра в длину, реснитчатые по краям. Серединные листочки ещё мельче с немного отогнутыми тупыми верхушками.Strobila loose, linear, reach from 0.9 to 3.5 centimeters in length. It is possible to grow a plant both in the penumbra and in the shade, on any wet soil, without stagnant moisture, it is very easy to propagate with parts of shoots. Most often grown on open ground.
Selaginella Emmelya In the wild, this plant can be found in Ecuador.
Selaginella care at home
The plant selaginella loves bright diffused light, but does not tolerate exposure to direct sunlight. It is better to place it on the windows of eastern or western orientation, although it feels good not only at the windows of the northern exposure.
If the plant is placed near the windows of southern orientation, you should provide a diffused bright light, covering the windows with paper or translucent cloth. The plant normally transfers shady places.
Not particularly demanding species, when grown in the summer, room temperature is enough, and in winter they feel good at temperatures from 14 to 17 degrees, they can tolerate a short-term decrease in temperature to 12 degrees.
At low temperatures, selaginella krauss and beznozkovaya feel normal. Species that are heat-loving plants, it is necessary to ensure the temperature regime above 20 degrees throughout the year.
Watering and humidity
The selaginella plant needs to provide round-yearly abundant watering, as the top layer of soil dries. Do not allow overdrying earthen coma, the soil should be constantly moderately wet. It is best to carry out watering through the pan, so that the soil itself absorbs the necessary moisture. At the same time use only soft, separated water of room temperature.
It is also necessary to provide the plant with increased air humidity, minimum humidity, 60 percent. But do not forget that the higher the humidity in the room, the better this room should be ventilated. To increase the humidity, a pot with a plant is best placed on a pallet with wet pebbles, expanded clay, peat or peat moss.
Fertilizer for Celanginella
The plant selaginella fertilized at intervals once a month in the spring and autumn, diluted with fertilizer, approximately 1 to 3, as well as once a month and a half in the autumn-winter period, diluted with fertilizer only 1 to 4.
A useful action will be loosening the earthy coma, before feeding the plant to provide air access.
Soil and Silanginella Transplantation
In the spring and autumn period, overgrown plants are transplanted with a frequency of 1 every 2 years. In this case, it is recommended to pick up dishes not high, due to the fact that selaginella has a shallow root system.
The soil is made up of equal parts of turf and peat land with the addition of chopped parts of sphagnum moss, or you can take ready-made slightly acidic soil with a pH of 5-6. Do not forget to put a good drainage for the plant.
Reproduction of flower selaginella
It is possible to multiply selaginella during transplantation, dividing the roots. And those species that form creeping shoots can take root on their own.
Selaginela Krauss and Martens propagated by cuttings at high humidity. They are very easy to take root, due to the fact that the plant constantly forms air roots on the shoots.
Diseases and pests
- The tips of the stems dry upThis may be due to insufficient air humidity and even at a minimum of 60%.
- The plant diesThis happens because of too dry air, even wet soil does not improve the condition, and, most likely, even the opposite.
- The plant can rotWhen kept in a closed container with high humidity and poor ventilation.
- Selaginella very badly tolerates drafts, the plant can get sick and die.
- Leaves darken and dieThis can be caused by very high temperature contents.
- Stems can stretch and turn pale leaves, due to lack of lighting.
- The leaf cover of the plant becomes sluggish and softThis happens due to the lack of air in the root system.
- Plant growth slowed down significantlyThis happened due to a lack of nutrients.
When growing and caring at home for the plant selaginella, the defeat of its pests is seen very rarely.
Recommendations for growing
Growing the Rose of Jericho is not a laborious and very interesting occupation. True, the slightest non-compliance with the rules - and the plant is capricious. This grass is sold in the form of dried balls. It should be noted that the rose does not come to life as a result, but begins to start new sprouts. To see how the flower will unfold, should be in a shallow container to collect warm water and lower the tangle into it. Literally, he will begin to unfold gradually.
Water should be poured every day to the base of the plant was all the time in the water. If mold leaves appear on the leaves, then the rose has become infected with a fungus and should be treated with a weak Fungicide solution.
Peculiarities of care
Thanks to the resurrection ability, the Jericho Rose can live long enough, but still it is necessary to care for it. A plant must sometimes be allowed to rest, that is, bring it to a dry state so that it coagulates. Store in a collapsed state it can be in the closet. Abundant watering of this grass is required so that the soil is constantly moist. An adult plant is best watered through the pan. It is also recommended to constantly spray the leaves of this specimen, and the water used is soft and warm.
Dead leaves will not recover, so they should be carefully cut off. When the plant is in a dry state, the appearance of a spider mite is possible. If this happens, the mite is washed off with soapy water. This plant does not like a lot of light, so it is better to keep it on the window sill in a shady room. Be sure to maintain the temperature should be maintained. Although this specimen is thermophilic, the temperature must still be kept within the limits from +18 to +20 degrees, not more.
General description of the plant
America, Mexico, USA and South Africa are considered to be the birthplace of the rose of Jericho. In fact, it is not a indoor flower. - it does not tolerate low humidity. But if you want to grow it, you should follow some rules. Among selaginene there are epiphytes that can live on the trunks of trees.
The stems are covered with small leaves, and some species resemble tile in appearance. Such plants are relatively not tall - they do not bloom, but spread along the ground carpet. However, if you want to create a greenhouse, you should take into account the opportunity to grow such a guest.
There are such types of plants:
What kind of flower, description
Having heard such an unusual name, many people wonder: what is it - the Jericho rose? In its natural environment, the plant grows in the western part of Asia and in North Africa, in the form of tumbleweed. According to the Russian writer and poet A.I. Bunin, who wrote the story "Rose of Jericho" after traveling to the East, the life cycle of an exotic plant is 50 years.
In nature, the growing season of small bushes up to 15 cm in height begins in early spring, while there is a reserve of moisture in the desert areas. The period of growth is very compressed: the plant blooms quickly and forms fruit after a short period of time.
With the onset of the dry period, the stems twist inward, forming a ball, which, under the influence of the wind, comes off and rolls across the expanses. Over time, due to the meetings of such tumbleweed with each other, a large lump is formed, which, having reached the moisture, blooms as a marvelous flower, spilling out at the same time quickly germinating seeds.
On a note. Despite the fact that the shoots of the Jericho rose are blooming, you should not trust the stories that they come to life, giving a new green.
Site selection and soil preparation
Jericho roses come in sale in the form of woven lumps formed by dried shoots.
To observe the amazing "resurrection" of a flower, you must:
- choose a shaded place in the room, away from sunlight and heating devices,
- put the “ball” in a bowl with a little water (no more than 2 cm), and after 24 hours, when the exot has dissolved, move it into a container filled with sand with a small amount of pebbles added.
This plant does not need fertilizers and any additional feedings, which is its undoubted advantage.
Important! Rose should be placed only in warm water.
Landing on the dacha
An exotic plant is a representative of arid climate and grows outdoors only in the deserts of Asia and Africa. In temperate latitudes, its growth is impossible due to agro-climatic conditions, including soil composition, climatic zone with alternation of winter and summer, humidity.
In flower shops, plants are presented in the form of dried glomeruli, which are valued precisely for their unique ability to “revive”. Although it is worth to clarify that the crown is revealed, but it does not turn green, according to unscrupulous sellers, whose goal is to quickly sell.
Care for the Jericho Rose
Growing Jericho roses is a fascinating process that does not take much time and effort. After the rose has opened, in the tank where it is located, you should regularly add water, then move the rose to the sand and pebble mixture.
If the shoots show signs of mildew, the flower is treated with a fungicide. The optimum temperature of the content is 18-20 ° C. Since dead branches will not turn green, they should be removed to stimulate the growth of new shoots.
The Jericho Rose requires regular rest, before which it is no longer watered. Then it is well dried and cleaned in the form of a ball in a dark wardrobe. The duration of the stagnation stage is 14-15 days, after which the flower can be “awakened” again.
How to propagate a flower
The described plant has nothing to do with a garden rose, and it is impossible to propagate it at home.
The unique flower is a long-liver. After contact with water, when the shoots are opened, a new green mass begins to grow, on which seed boxes should form after flowering.
But if in the wild, a representative of the flora travels like a tumbleweed and throws out seed in a wet place, this does not happen at home.
Use in landscape design
Designers sometimes use a Jericho rose to decorate a rock garden, because it does not need a primer. But, as a rule, it is used for gardening room environment.
Application of rose:
- acts as a humidifier, saturating the air with oxygen,
- is a natural freshener: fills the room with spicy aromas,
- used for growing in an aquarium and decorating other artificial reservoirs,
- disinfects the air, killing harmful microorganisms that cause various diseases,
- absorbs tobacco smoke
- in the resting stage it destroys the moth,
- due to specific properties it prevents allergic attacks,
- helps fight insomnia by providing a strong and healthy sleep.
The Jericho Rose is a unique plant, which, although it has no resemblance to the queen of our flower beds, is a truly impressive plant. Moreover, care at home for an extraordinary flower is possible even for people who have not previously engaged in the cultivation of indoor crops.
The plant has in its composition erect branched shoots, whose height is 30 cm. In their form, they have many similarities with ferns. The color of leaves is bright green with sporangia of golden color.
Jory or jory
This type of plant is small. The laconic shrubs of selaginella Jory have straight shoots, which are characterized by a light green color with a golden edging.
This type is particularly popular because it is decorative and it is characterized by white blotches. Available in different varieties of roses.
This species is a representative of the genus, attracting flower growers with its unusual color of leaves. According to scientists, this shade is not pigmentation. They are confident that the blue tide is obtained when shading. Despite the fact that it may be the cause of such a coloring, the hooked rose of Jericho is still popular with many gardeners.
A footless plant is considered undersized. Its leaves are yellowish with a heart-like base. Indoor paw-free selaginella is found in hanging pots as an ampelous plant. Its homeland is North America, where the plant goes through harsh winters under a layer of snow.
Selaginela Krausa or golden variety is a plant, presented as an original bush, 30 cm high. It has bright green leaves. Such a rose comes from South America, and it grows mainly in deciduous forests.
In the wild, the plant is found in Ecuador. It prefers diffused light, so it is better to plant it on the windows of the western and eastern orientation.
The scalyella schelinelist is very original and unique. She is a relative of a fern plant that has lived on earth for many years.
In nature, the plant is found in Asia, South Africa, America. It is surprising because of the lack of moisture can wind up and wait out the drought period.
Selaginella scaly selaginella lepidophylla:
Below you can see photos of various types of selaginella.
Care after purchase
How to care for selaginella? This flower will appeal only to experienced flower growers who love to grow plants in difficult conditions.
However, in addition to moisture, it does not need any difficult conditions and has no requirements for temperature conditions.
The Jericho rose must be cut when the plant has aged and loses its beauty. In this case, remove more than half of the shoots. As a result, shoots will grow from the sleeping buds. You can also allow pruning the plant to give it a round shape.
In nature, selaginella can grow under normal conditions or in waterlogged soil. She copes with full immersion in water. The plant loves moisture and does not tolerate moisture or drying.
It’s not so easy to choose the optimum moisture regime. To provide the best content to the plant, you need to take advantage of the properties of the root, dense system. Classic watering can be replaced by automatic, because so the rose will choose for itself the best degree of humidity.
It is important to pick up water for irrigation. You can use soft, which was settled for about three days.
Planting selaginella is necessary in the form of a dry brown ball. In this state, it can be transported, especially during periods of drought. For the landing you need to put the ball in the water and in a day the plant will fully open.
The ratio of roses to transplants is negativetherefore, it is better to do this at least once every 2 years. The time for this is spring. Determining the need for a transplant is very easy - you need to determine how much the pot is filled with roots. If it is completely full, it can be transplanted.
Ancient cruise, or selaginella. Care at home: watering, reproduction, transplanting.
Benefit and harm
For years, Selaginella was used by Indians and Chinese as a means to fight liver disease. It has also been used as a cleaning agent.
Indian medicine has suggested the use of roses for problems with the menstrual cycle, as well as for the treatment of jaundice, diseases of the genitourinary system. She also useful in treating cancers.
The plant has components that interfere with the process of mutagenesis. During testing, the possibility of inhibiting and developing cancer has been proven.
What to do if the roots dry?
Selaginella needs frequent spraying, but water should not accumulate on the leaves of the rose. The reasons for drying the roots can be:
- Dry clod of earth.
- Acidification of the soil with excessive watering.
- Rotting roots.
- Dry indoor air.
Despite the whimsicalness of the Jericho rose, the plant itself is very beautiful and rare. People who are engaged in breeding such plants will not have any difficulties - it is important to show some patience and create comfortable conditions for the cultivation and reproduction of selagenella.