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Bonsai are the miniatures of real species of trees that have been cultivated over time to fit in little containers instead of the big outdoors. Growing a bonsai is a form of art and hobby that not only cultivates one’s sense of responsibility and patience but also gives its owner something beautiful to look at throughout its lifespan.

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If you think pre-planted ones are too common, try challenging yourself by growing your own bonsai from scratch. This kit contains all the components such as seeds, planting tools and tray.

The particular species of bonsai that will sprout from the kit is the once-thought-to-be-extinct Dawn Redwood tree that was rediscovered in 1946. Being a coniferous tree, it will follow seasonal changes such as changing the color of its leaves and shedding them in autumn. Pretty cool to make your home look like a mini-biosphere of sorts with one of this as a centerpiece. $49.95, buy from Vat19.


  • Dimensions (of boxed kit): 8.5" x 8.5" x 3"
  • Includes: tree + moss seed, seedling training pots, seed-starting wafers
  • Includes: bonsai growing medium, bonsai scissors and rake with spade
  • Includes: recycled US steel bonsai box (also serves as packaging)
  • Handmade in the USA