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Bonsai Trees & Bamboo

Bonsai tree plants are a great way to add an elegant, refined touch to any space in your home or office. These delicate, miniature trees encapsulate the meticulous dedication and attention to detail of their caretaker with a uniquely minimalist beauty. Having bonsai plants delivered can also be a great surprise gift for the budding gardener in your life!

Bonsai Trees FAQs

What Are Bonsai Plants?

Potted bonsai plants are small trees planted in a shallow base of rich soil. They are pruned according to specific traditional techniques to control and manipulate their growth. Over time, mature bonsai plants take on the shape and appearance of fully grown trees while still only standing a few feet (or even inches) tall. Because of the dedication required to bring bonsai plants to fruition over many years, they typically symbolize peace, harmony, and balance. Such meticulous long-term care is evident in the unique look of each plant, making bonsai trees and bamboo a great way to elevate the style of any indoor or outdoor gathering place.

Can Bonsai Trees Be Shipped?

Yes! At FTD we have extensive experience with bonsai tree gift delivery. Your unique tree will be packaged securely, ensuring that it gets to your loved one healthy and undamaged.

We pack your tree a few hours before shipping to help minimize any stress on it. We also ensure your bonsai is thoroughly watered and that it's safely attached to the bottom of the box. You can rest assured that your delivery will arrive on time, looking beautiful.

Is a Bonsai Tree a Good Gift?

If you’re searching for a unique gift for someone special in your life, choosing a bonsai tree is a great option. They represent love, eternity, and connection with the natural world. Each bonsai tree is uniquely sculpted to highlight its beauty in perfect miniature form.

Bonsai trees require care and maintenance, so if you’re buying them as a gift, consider one of our starter kits. It includes everything you need to know about maintaining and caring for your bonsai tree, including a book full of information to get you started, a pair of scissors to safely trim it, and a beautiful Green Mount Juniper Bonsai tree. This is a great choice for anyone new to the world of bonsai!

How big will a bonsai tree grow?

Bonsai trees maintain their miniature stature for their entire lives, rarely ever exceeding one-meter tall. There are ten different size classifications for bonsai trees you should know before placing your bonsai tree delivery. These include:

  • Keshitsubo: 1-3" (3-8 cm)

  • Shito: 2-4" (5-10 cm)

  • Mame: 2-6" (5-15 cm)

  • Shohin: 5-8" (13-20 cm)

  • Komono: 6-10" (15-25 cm)

  • Katade-mochi: 10-18" (25-46 cm)

  • Chumono / Chiu: 16-36" (41-91 cm)

  • Omono / Dai: 30-48" (76-122 cm)

  • Hachi-uye: 40-60" (102-152 cm)

  • Imperial: 60-80" (152-203 cm)

Are bonsai trees hard to care for?

Though caring for bonsai trees is different than your average indoor green plant, maintenance is still very straightforward. There are four important elements to taking care of a bonsai tree: light, humidity, watering, and temperature. Use these tips to keep the bonsai looking fresh and healthy:

  • Bonsai trees need plenty of direct sunlight; they should be in a spot that gets plenty of intense sunshine.

  • Only water the bonsai when needed, not on a routine schedule.

  • If the bonsai is a tropical species, keep it in warm temperatures, if it’s subtropical, keep it in cool temperatures.

  • Keep the bonsai in a humid spot, or use a humidity tray filled with water as substitute.

Indoor Bonsai Trees

If you're looking for bonsai plants online, you'll want to make sure to pick the right option for your specific home or garden. If you're looking for an indoor bonsai plant that can thrive in an office, study, or entryway, there are certain types better suited to these environments. Common indoor bonsai trees include ficus, podocarpus, cycad, and pachira (also commonly referred to as money trees) varieties. While you will still need to control the amount of sunlight and watering each tree receives, these bonsai plants are more suited to indoor lighting and temperature conditions. There are even some flowering bonsai plants, such as a blooming gardenia bonsai!

Outdoor Bonsai Trees

While bonsai is a type of gardening art often practiced indoors, there are certain types of bonsai plants that thrive outdoors. These plants will still be potted and grown in an enclosed container, but they benefit from constant sunlight and outdoor growing conditions. Maple, juniper, pine, oak and ginkgo are all popular outdoor bonsai trees. Maple bonsai trees are especially common and can often thrive indoors as well once their root system is well established.

A bonsai tree makes a perfect choice for any occasion, including:

Birthday: Because of the life span of a bonsai tree, it makes a great birthday gift. It's a gift your recipient will cherish for years to come, reminding them of you each time they care for this beautiful miniature tree. Schedule your birthday flower delivery today!

Christmas: With a bonsai tree, you have the opportunity to shape them into any design—you can create a perfect miniature Christmas tree! What a special way to celebrate-- with this gift becoming part of your annual traditions.

Easter: A bonsai tree can live for decades, and since Easter represents renewal, it can be a beautiful and unique gift.

Valentine's Day: A bonsai tree can represent everlasting love given its long lifespan, making it a perfect choice to express your commitment and love to your partner.

At a time of loss: A bonsai tree delivery can be a thoughtful choice for someone who is grieving. We can arrange bonsai trees for funeral flower delivery or sympathy flower delivery if you'd like to send something special that your loved one can care for and nurture during a time of loss.

Bonsai Plants Delivered to Your Home or Office

We have a variety of bonsai plants online, all of which come with a decorative base, stones, and soil. Whether you're looking for a graceful and refined bonsai tree or a flowering bonsai plant, we have convenient delivery options to ship straight to your door. Looking for an understated but meaningful way to express your appreciation in a workplace setting? Bonsai plants also make for great corporate plant gifts!

Visit us today and shop all flowers to find your perfect gift delivery. With our same day flower delivery, you can rest assured that your delivery will arrive on time. We also stock a wide range of best selling flowers if you want to pair your bonsai delivery with one of our stunning floral arrangements, perhaps for an extra special birthday celebration.