The 10 Best Bonsai Tree Kits

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Bonsai is a Japanese word meaning "planted in a container," and growing this type of potted tree is a soothing form of art, giving you plenty of time for meditation and contemplation as you cut, shape, and nurture it into a miniature replica of its full-grown counterpart. If you have a fondness for pruning plants, as well as a green thumb, it may be time to try one of these starter kits. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Planters' Choice

2. Garden Republic

3. 9GreenBox Juniper

Editor's Notes

May 01, 2020:

Bonsai trees include a wide range of trees that, when left to grow in the wild, reach normal tree heights. However, planting them in a small container and monitoring their growth is the art of bonsai. Common types include red maple, mountain pine, juniper, and Brazilian rosewood. Taking the plunge into the beautiful world of bonsai trees starts with selecting the best tree kit. Selecting a kit begins with deciding if you want to start from seeds or a tree. The Planters' Choice, like many other similar kits, provides you with 4 different kinds of seeds, as well as the pots, soil, and instructions to help your seeds sprout.

The JM Bamboo Starter gives you a head-start with a 4-year old tree that you can immediately begin pruning and shaping with bonsai tools as it grows. Caring for seeds or an already-aged tree includes careful watering, which can be accomplished with watering cans, as well as providing the right amount of sunlight. The Planters' Choice Premium is a seed set that includes quality tools, along with an information book packed full of growth and care instructions to help you succeed in growing and enjoying your bonsai tree.

4. Eve's Garden, Inc

5. Sower's Source

6. Plant Theatre Trio

7. JM Bamboo Starter

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8. Indoor Starter Set

9. Planters' Choice Premium

10. Brussel's Bonsai

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