Plant Care Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho

Also known as

Heart of Jericho and Selanginella Lepidophylla


Selaginella lepidophylla

How to care for Rose of Jericho


How often to water your Rose of Jericho

Water needs for Rose of Jericho
0.5 cups
every 12

Rose of Jericho needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rose of Jericho

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Rose of Jericho in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rose of Jericho: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Rose of Jericho can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Rose of Jericho

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rose of Jericho: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rose of Jericho after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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