How To Grow Boswellia sacra

Sheri Ann Richerson

Boswellia sacra is technically classified as an herb, however I found it difficult to acquire either a start or seeds of this plant.

After a very long search for either a live Boswellia sacra plant, or seeds I found that Living Stones Nursery in Tucson, Arizonia had some small plants for sale.

Learning how to grow this plant and keep it was happy was not easy.

The tree is most commonly known for the highly scented gum resin that it gives off.

Grown on the Somali coast line, without soil, these trees seem to grow out of polished marble secured by thick oval masses of substances that resemble lime and mortar.

The most common use these days for the Francinsense resin is incense and pastilles.

Most commonly associated with spiritualiy, it is easy to see that Frankincense has many other useful properities.

Boswellia need evenly moist, well drained soil.