Rose of Jericho small - original - Anastatica hierochuntica
Small size: open 10 cm diameter approximately. The rose of Jericho (Rosa Hiericontea) is a plant native to the deserts of Arabia and close to the Red Sea, being also present in Palestine and Egypt. It does not grow in a way
Small size: open 10 cm diameter approximately. The rose of Jericho (Rosa Hiericontea) is a plant native to the deserts of Arabia and close to the Red Sea, being also present in Palestine and Egypt. It does not grow natively in the city of Jericho.
It is a very special plant for its resistance to desiccation. Its branches have the property of shrinking with drying, remained closed and dry for many years, returning to open with humidity or in contact with water, regaining all its freshness and beauty. Its roots are very small and dormant, when it has gone through a dry period, it acquires almost spherical shape, formed by its leaves collected to size of the roots which barely protrude from this spherical formation being negligible. Therefore, it is easy to own wind boot it, lift and the drag large distances at their mercy, turning them into forced through steppes and deserts travellers crossing the borders of several countries in Asia and spreading their seeds for all of them.
Since ancient times it was used as adivinador element climate, since being a vegetable hygrometer, Sage or shaman, he predicted rightly weather prediction. In dry weather the plant remains fullyclosed; in damp weather, opens slowly; If rain threatens, opens very eye-catching way and more or less quickly depending on the proximity of clouds discharge.
According to tradition, this plant has large property transform negative energy into positive energies. History tells us that in the past the merchants of this city brought them Arabian as precious amulets to bless their homes and businesses.