How to grow Commiphora gileadensis

Commiphora gileadensis growing shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Commiphora also known as Arabian balsam tree, Commiphora gileadensis perennial deciduous plant, used for medical but mostly used as ornamental plant and also for the resin (that named Balsam of Gilead), can grow in desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-11

Leaves color green in oval shape, leaves grow in group of 3.

Commiphora gileadensis flower

Flower color yellow to orange with 3 petals in triangle shape.

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How to grow Commiphora gileadensis growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Early winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
2-3m, 80-120 inches, 6-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (do not over water)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Triangle flowers with 3 petals color can be yellow to orange

Scientific name:

Commiphora gileadensis

Alternative names: Balsam of Gilead, Balsam of Mecca, Mecca Myrrh

How to grow Commiphora gileadensis

Growing Commiphora gileadensis

Commiphora gileadensis plant care

Commiphora gileadensis


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11

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