Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal
Bursera hindsiana copal

Bursera Hindsiana Copal Red Torchwood

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Bursera hindsiana copal, commonly known as ‘Red torchwood’, belongs to the Burseraceae family. A native of Mexico, this winter-dormant plant grows up to 4-12 ft. in height. Bursera hindsiana is a drought-resistant shrub that is perfect to have.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of Bursera hindsiana is fast.


The beautiful flowers bloom in white color throughout the autumn season.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Bursera hindsiana needs regular water. During summers, sufficient watering encourages faster growth. 


The Red torchwood plant does not need specific soil texture, but well-drained soil is essential to germinate.


This succulent is hardy in zones 9b to 10a and has a frost tolerance of -4°C (24.8°F).


These plants need full sunlight to grow.


The propagation of the Bursera hindsiana copal is possible through seeds and cuttings.

The Red torchwood plant can be a nice décor piece to place in any corner of your home. Like other succulents, these plants also need some care to grow healthy. 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Autumn
Common Name Red torchwood
Dormancy Winter
Family Burseraceae
Flower White
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b to 10a
Height 4-12 ft.
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Bursera hindsiana copal
Shape spreading
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Josh K.
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Killer Plant!

Beautiful specimen that arrived safely and quickly. This is my one stop shop for rarer plants. These guys rock

Peter T.
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Coolest Trunk Ever

My favorite plants are in the caudex and pachypodium family. This one is incredibly interesting. The bark / trunk is going to develop nicely and grow beautifully I cannot wait!

betsy h.
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I was concerned when it first arrived because it had exceedingly small leaves, but it has perked up quite a bit and looks extremely healthy!

Keith W.
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Arrived alive!

Arrived alive! A few leaves fell off immediately. One is still yellow but there's four or five green ones going strong. I have by a grow light and I'm already seeing some baby growth in February so I'm not sure what else I could hope for.

Jose C.
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Always happy with plants, very healthy plants!

Bursera hindsiana copal

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