Our Bonsai Tree Starter Kit features a 2-year old Japanese Juniper Bonsai Tree and is the perfect gift for someone just beginning the hobby of Bonsai. The Juniper Bonsai Tree averages 6" in height with a 4" spread. Japanese Juniper Bonsai Trees are perfect for patio and outdoor areas. The Juniper Bonsai is very hardy, requiring bright lighting and moist watering conditions.
Attention California Customers: Your Tree will consist of a Dwarf Cypress Bonsai tree in replacement of the Japanese Juniper due to California Agricultural Restrictions.
Bonsai Quick Care Guide
Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens nana)
The Japanese Juniper is the most popular tree for Bonsai because of its compact foliage and ability to train branches into popular shapes.
Juniper Bonsai Trees will thrive for years with proper care. The Juniper prefers the outdoors with fresh air, light, and water and do best on a covered patio with filtered sunlight or outside under a shade tree. Most important is lighting and moist watering conditions. There is a distinct balance between the amount of light a bonsai requires and the amount of water it requires. The more light a bonsai gets, the more water it needs. The less light, the less water. Depending on the amount of light and temperature of your environment, this may mean watering your tree to saturation daily. NEVER allow the soil to dry out. You will also want to spray or mist the foliage as often as possible.
Juniper Bonsai can withstand temperatures below freezing; however, we recommend that they be brought inside during severely cold weather and kept in a room near a window with good light.