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Boswellia sacra

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 508164

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Boswellia sacra is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - tree
Foliage: pinnate, toothed.. peeling bark, aromatic
Height, in meters: 7
Height, in feet: 23.10
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Boswellia sacra:
Boswellia carteri, 

Common names for Boswellia sacra:

(makes nice bonsai),  Frankincense (resin),  Hojari (resins, Oman),  Mohor,  Olibanum, 

Boswellia sacra is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

2:   Wants
We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.
11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
79:   North African Native and Introduced Plants
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
275:  Burseraceae

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Germination guide for Boswellia sacra

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Boswellia sacra seeds will usually germinate in 7 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Boswellia sacra seeds about 1mm deep in a free draining, but water retentive seed sowing mix at about 35°C.

Pre-soak in a weak Hydrogen Peroxide solution. Keep humid, but not damp. Cover very thinly with sand, vermiculite or perlite. The germination rate for Boswellia sacra is said to be quite low.

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