Offbeat Video

By Charlotte Regen 

This plant has been brought back to life with some tender love and care in this fascinating time-lapse video.

The plant that looks limp and lifeless before house plant expert, Darryl Cheng, pokes holes in the soil and waters the dehydrated plant, known as a Selaginella lepidophylla, in September this year.

PIC FROM Caters News

The plant is more commonly known as the resurrection plant native to the Chihuahuan Desert.

Darryl, from Toronto, Canada, said: “In times of extreme drought, the plant can go into a desiccated or dormant state.

“Upon contact with water, the plant can awaken and continue living.”

There are other types of plants that also have the same abilities to come back to life from their dormant state, such as the resurrection fern and the Rose of Jericho.

Darryl said: “It’s a fun plant to see unfurl using time-lapse photography.

“They are typically sold as novelty plants in their dry state.”