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Resurrection Plant

Myrothamnus flabellifolius

Also known as


Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Myrothamnus flabellifolius. Image Alex Dreyer
Myrothamnus flabellifolius. Image Alex Dreyer
Another dry plant

Resurrection Plant Overview

The leaves of the resurrection plant shrink and appear to be dead in the dry season, but miraculously turn green within a few minutes after exposure to water. The habit persists, even when the stems have been picked some time ago. The English and Zulu names refer to this remarkable property. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Special features of Resurrection Plant

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Resurrection Plant