Zoom Bursera Fagaroides
Zoom Bursera Fagaroides
Zoom Bursera Fagaroides

Bursera Fagaroides

$40.00

OVERVIEW

+ Comes in a 6" pot

Grows wild in the Sonoran Desert in North-Western Mexico. Its fragrant resin has been used in perfumes, incense, and oils throughout the centuries. Hence it earning its nickname "Mexican Frankincense." In Mexico, the gum of the tree has been known to be used in treating but bites. 

CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Burseraceae / Bursera
COMMON NAMES:
Bursera Fagaroides / Mexican Frankincense / Fragrant Elephant Tree / White Bark Tree 
PLANT SIZE:
Can attain a base that is 3.3 feet wide with a vine that can run up to 10 feet high, given the right indoor conditions. 
COLD HARDINESS:
Can be hardy to 40 degree fahrenheit, but prefers warmth and full sun. 
MAINTENANCE:
This is considered a relatively easy plant to maintain

LIGHT:
This plant loves bright light and full sun (at least 3 hours a day)
WATERING:
Contrary to popular belief that since it grows in a desert it doesn't like water, it very much likes water in the hot summer months and should be watered once a week. Waterings can be cut back in winter time. 
SOIL:
Grown best in cactus / succulent soil.  
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, beautiful yellow flowers that are very fragrant 
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?

Not enough information found, considered on some sites to be "benign"
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Mainly propagated by seeds or by cuttings
POSSIBLE ISSUES:
Adenia Glauca respond to stress by losing their leaves. If you noticed a significant leaf drop, look for possible problems. There are a lot of pests that may love this plant. It can face issues with thrips, root-knot nematodes, spider mites, scale, and mealy. Moreover, it may experience Southern blight, twig dieback, crown gall, and leaf spots due to bacterial and fungal problems. Treat all problems immediately.

WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.