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Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Terry Phillips, Sep 13, 2015.
Boswellia Tree (Frankincense) Have 10 growing
I am ecstatic that I found someone that is growing these Boswellia Trees in a cold climate. What is your secret? Many people were not able to keep these alive. I have been put off because of all the people saying that it is impossible to grow these outside of a desert. Please do tell why you chose this species is it the Boswellia sacra? are you growing them in a heated green house? Did you grow them from seed? What kind of soil are you using? I am so excited!
Yes sacra , I used regular potting soil + manure then mixed sand in , in summer I put in my greenhouse outside but bring inside in winter use grow lights & heat mats , I have 9 growing now but also grow other resin tree's Commiphora |Neglecta & Wightii (myrrh tree) also red sandlewood , Dracaena Draco (Dragons Blood) Patchouli
What happened to the tenth one of the Frankincense trees ? What interests do you have in these resin tree's? Red Sandlewood and Dracaena draco are a threatened species? For the dracaena draco are these growing any aerial roots this early in the life cycle? How are you producing them, Artificial propagation or by seed? If by seed or propagation what method are you using?
Well,,,,, lol I did have more Boswellia but gave some away to family and lost a bunch of seedlings when I went away for a bit wasn't happy about that , resin tree's are very valuable want to grow them large , also aroma therapy , spiritual incents , infused oils etc. just starting this did my first batch of patchouli oil . As for the Dracaena I did very well on them last year have over 50 + no aerial roots. The Commiphora Neglecta have only 2 very rare only grow on one small hillside in the world but have more than 40 wightii . I like to grow endanger species have many others non resins also trying to help save them make up for all the screw-ups humans cause in the world
Well I think you have inspired me to try growing my own : ) Where are you getting these seeds at? (I found a few on amazon) Do you have any tips for a beginner?
I look anywhere I can but don't get discouraged Boswellia seeds have a very low germination rate 3 to 100 sometimes better
New Pictures this year
Still looking good bud keep up the good work! How many do you still have now?
I lost 1 in winter but still have 8
Few updated pictures
Just starting a new batch o8/03/2016
08/09/16 Six day's later first two came up hope more will popup in the next few day's had well over one hundred seeds average for germination is 3/100
Good New Batch 18 so far
New Batch 2016 Boswellia Sacra Pictures 1,2,& 3 Started a new type pictures 4 & 5 Boswellia Elongata will update pictures as they progress
Update on new Boswellia Elongata
New to the forum (somewhat). Is the Boswellia Elongata comparable to B. neglecta?
I'm in Port Alberni and curious as to whether I could grow B. neglecta (frankincense tree). I appreciate any suggestions or information regarding finding seeds or obtaining cuttings. Terry, if it works in Powell River, I suspect our blazing hot valley summers would be a good fit.
Well most need same climate it is a bit tricky this time of year have mine inside on heat mates & lights & still lose some , try internet for seeds might get lucky
Update on Elongata
Well little stringy from Winter but in the greenhouse now getting thicker & stronger was able to get five to survive
Update on Boswellia Elongata