A bonsai, literally translated to “tree in a pot”, is simply a potted miniature version of its normal sized counterpart. Originating from China and Japan, bonsai trees were originally cultivated from trees growing in the wild. Over time, the practice of bonsai trees gained popularity as an art form. Perhaps, the beauty and discipline of bonsai trees stemmed from the desire to control something as grand as a large tree into such a small pot. The hobby of bonsai trees migrated to the West and quickly became a hobby because of the various methods of training and shaping a bonsai tree. Many bonsai tree enthusiasts enjoy the hobby because of the tranquil feeling experienced when caring and maintaining the bonsai tree.
Various species of bonsai trees became signature bonsai subjects including Junipers bonsai trees, Elm bonsai trees, Ficus bonsai trees, and Olive bonsai trees. Of them, the Juniper bonsai trees is one of the most desired to due to its flexibility and ability to be trained. Juniper bonsai trees are also capable of being grafted to wood trunks or rock surfaces. When choosing a variety, it is important to consider the qualities of the tree that match you or your recipient. Some bonsai trees have thicker trunks or larger softer leaves. Some bonsai trees also flower.
Caring for your Bonsai Tree
Contrary to popular belief, bonsai trees are not difficult to care for. However, they do require regular maintenance such as regular watering and proper light placement. All our bonsai trees come with detailed care instructions to ensure that the bonsai tree will thrive. Our knowledge base is also available for troubleshooting tips and general questions.