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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Hi SANDIEY, Welcome!

I don't grow Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla) but I've read that they can be propagated by division. Cuttings can be taken during the time the plant is actively growing; lay the cuttings atop the soil and water them to initiate growth.

Hopefully someone who actually grows these interesting plants will be able to offer advice and tips for you.
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aralil
Nov 10, 2018 7:39 PM CST
Hi, I have been googleing but haven't found Rose of Jericho on ether the non-toxic nor the toxic lists for cats. Does anyone know for sure?
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Nov 10, 2018 7:58 PM CST
This is listed under two different latin names in the database, so look at them and try your question with the latin rather than the common name. Resurrection Plant (Anastatica hierochuntica)
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 11, 2018 8:48 AM CST
I also did a google search and couldn't find anything regarding toxins contained in Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla) but one should always be vigilant (with pets who like to "taste" plants) and try to find a way to refocus their attention elsewhere. We had cats for many years and for most of them, a spray bottle of water worked. Whenever one of them went to nibble a plant, I'd spray it with water and eventually they'd get the hint and not bother any of my plants again but one of our kitties thought it was a game and when I pointed the spray bottle at her, she scrunched up her face ... just waiting for me to spray her. I had to watch that one particular feline closely because she liked to nibble on plants. Smiling

Found information on this page: https://www.wildflower.org/exp...

Another type of Selaginella, Golden Club Moss (Selaginella kraussiana) also said to be non toxic to cats: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

Here's the link to the page with the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non Toxic plants - CATS : https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

I'm not sure about Resurrection Plant (Anastatica hierochuntica) which is a desert plant found in areas of Africa and the Middle East.
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aralil
Nov 11, 2018 10:51 AM CST
Thank you. I always have a water bottle ready for just about anything. As a pet hooman I have to make sure they dont get in trouble :)

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