This Selaginella is endemic to Japan,
China and much of western Asia. It
is a favorite cultivated plant in Japan
and there are countless horticultural
varieties of it being grown there.
Be careful when buying this plant as I
have frequently seen the name miss used
for other species of Selaginella.
There is only one true "tamaricina"
Despite looking like one of the
"resurrection" Selaginellas, this
species does not behave similarly.
If it dries out it will curl up like a
resurrection plant but it will not
revive and return to its origin beauty
when watered again. DO NOT LET IT
It is surprisingly cold hardy and can be
left out doors during freezes and
appears to do well. Rated for zone
7-9. I have quite a few varieties
of this type imported from Japan.
Slow growing but gorgeous plants.
Starting at $40 for a plant 4 inch pot
like the photo below. More photos
email me if interested.