We have a very limited amount of these live plants. These have been grown indoors in plain window light and would probably thicken up under more light. Frankincense plants can also be grown as bonsai by cutting back the new growth. Right now, these plants are very long, with stems all in the 12″-20″ range.
Boswellia carterii is perhaps the most popular species of tree used to make resin. The resin is well known as a natural incense and smudging material. As much as Frankincense has its uses today, it has a history that extends back thousands of years. According to the Bible, frankincense was among the gifts brought before Christ by the three wise men. Traces of frankincense resin have been found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. And in ancient Egypt, the resin was scorched by flame and then ground into a powder they called “kohl”. This was then applied as an eyeliner. eaten, burned as incense and more.
This is a rare and remarkable tree. It is fairly easy to grow indoors. It is a tropical, so it can be grown outdoors in zones 10 and up or in a greenhouse that will not encounter freezing temperatures.
We ship live plants on Mondays and Tuesdays only, so please allow at least 1 week for shipping. SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS.
**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.