Origins of Myrothamnus

Myrothamnus flabellifolia is a small bush indigenous to southern Africa. It grows on bare rock and reaches a height of up to 60 cm. Myrothamnus survives the drought periods, which last several months, in a completely desiccated state. When the first rains come the plant turns green again within hours. Because of this astonishing capability, it is also called the «resurrection bush».

Myrothamnus is seen as a bringer of good luck and a symbol of great vitality.

Traditional healers consider the plant effective in the treatment of various complaints such as asthma, colds and healing of wounds.


When water is added the seemingly lifeless sprig reawakens within a few hours to new life and turns green again: a symbol of hope and vitality.

Myrothamnus during the drying time Myrothamnus during the rain time
Myrothamnus during the dry period Myrothamnus in full growth