I was able to purchase some Boswellia sacra seeds, commonly known as frankincense, a few months back from miniatree.com.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to sowing the seeds.
A few seeds were poured out and had their picture taken.
That night the seeds were sown and a few days later I had seedlings working their way up through a pumice top dressing.
This was the first seedling to come up, showing cotyledons looking like a set of antlers.
This pic from today shows a seedling with its first set of true leaves.
And this pot had the best germination rates among the 3 other 6 inch diameter pots that were sown.
Overall, the germination worked out to just under 10% for these seeds.
Jason Eslamieh, the founder of miniatree.com wrote a book about cultivating all 19 species of the Boswellia genus, and Jason also grows all 19 species at his nursery.
I found the book very helpful for putting together my seedling media, and for tips on humidity, temperature requirements and watering.
Below is a link to my review of The Miniatree Garden.