Are you or someone special a do-it-yourselfer? Need a unique gift that packs a punch? These beginner bonsai kits come with everything needed to grow and nurture your new bonsai tree, all in one box! Each kit comes with a 4 year, 6 - 8" bonsai tree, a glazed container with wire and drain screen, a 2 quart bag of bonsai soil, pruning shears, humidity tray with decorative rocks and a proper care brochure. Plus, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions printed right on the box. It's that simple! Container color and shape varies
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.
Arrived super fast! Was in excellent condition! Healthy, everything packaged well, nothing broken, etc etc all good...was a gift for my wife and she wanted me to do the repot lol...let the satsuki sit about a week before the repot, and I also had some kanuma on hand and used that instead of the soil that came with, and so far it's doing very well! No flowers yet but it's not quite time for them. Also haven't done any pruning or wiring yet. Just the repot...super happy! Will definitely be back!
PhyllisAug 12th 2022
Satsuki azalea kit
The plant is lovely and healthy. Very easy to repot. Took a couple of days for the branches to open up but they are shiny and even have some new growth already. My only complaint is with FedEx. Packaging was labeled Fragile, Live plant, etc. but FedEx delivery was substandard.
Robert Feb 20th 2021
Satuki Azalea Bonsi kit
Neat kit well packed and a good Bonsai starter kit. Shipping was with FedEX. They took an extra day and package arrived frozen! Driver didn't even ring doorbell when he left package on porch. Severe cold weather, I understand, however it appears shipper did not do anything to protect the package which clearly stated "live plant inside". I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Azalea may make it! Otherwise it is great way to get started in a unique hobby!
LucyFeb 4th 2021
SATSUKI AZALEA KIT
This bonsai tree is beautiful. It comes with everything you need. The leaves are bright green and shiny. I cannot wait for it to bloom. It so nice I ordered a second one, the dwarf jade, a couple days after I received this one.
Viviane WallickSep 22nd 2020
This was an excellent kit!
Thomas BirdJul 19th 2020
SATSUKI AZALEA KIT
Delivery was fast. The kit was complete and the tree seemed healthy. I bought this because it was listed under the selection of indoor Bonzai, but the instructions that came with it were for outdoor growth. Here in this Texas heat it is going to stay indoors. I took the advice of another review and bought the Bonzai 101 book, which is very helpful. Also bought some fertilizer, but won't need that for a while. This made a great gift.
Thomas BrehmFeb 1st 2020
Satsuki Azalea kit
came loosely packed but usable.Probably happened during transit. Pot is fine. Tree is a little smaller than expected but well shaped and doing very well.
Bruce ClaytonMay 22nd 2019
Satsuki Azalea kit
The kit is as described. It is attractive and well-packaged. Next time I'll spend the extra $5 on the book. The instructions were pretty skimpy.