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 9

Rose of Jericho needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Rose of Jericho in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

38% Low

Growing Rose of Jericho in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Rose of Jericho in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant Rose of Jericho in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will increase by 33.1% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 33.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of ene…

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Light needs for plant Rose of Jericho in San Francisco, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours o…

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Finding light for Rose of Jericho in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rose of Jericho: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rose of Jericho may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.


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.

When to repot Rose of Jericho

Nutrient needs for plant Rose of Jericho in San Francisco, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in San Francisco is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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