Place your Rose of Jericho in a shallow bowl of water, about 1", in the place you consider to be the "heart of your home". Your Rose of Jericho will bloom fully within a few hours, thus bringing happiness, prosperity and health to your home. Change the water every other day and dispose of the water on your doorstep for an added boost of protection. When you remove it from the water it will close up again. It will last forever.