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One To Grow On

Bring nature and relaxation to your life with this engaging bonsai garden kit. More than just a potted plant, this is a grove of miniature trees that you foster along, from seedling to sprout to bonsai forest.

These tiny trees are actually ancestors of the giant California redwood. Called Dawn redwood, they were thought to be extinct until the 1940s when one was discovered growing in a rice field in central China. And even though its towering relative is an evergreen tree, the Dawn redwood is one of only two known deciduous conifers. In the fall its leafy needles turn from green, to yellow, to copper, bringing the pageant of the changing seasons to your desk or kitchen window.

Kit includes: tree and moss seed, recycled steel seedling training pots, seed starting wafers, growing medium, bonsai scissors, rake with spade, river stone, and directions.

Handmade in the USA. Instructions included. Proper germination should result in 5-7 viable plants.

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Recycled
Item ID
18762
Made from
seeds, recycled plastic, growing medium, recycled steel
Measurements
tin: 9.5" L x 9.5" W x 3.25" H
Notes
Will begin to sprout in a few weeks. Image shows 3 year old forest. Can be placed outside if season and location provide sun and water conditions specified. Mold may occur without ventilation, make sure airflow is maintained through plastic wrap or bag. Please note: the kit comes with 2 types of seed, moss seed and tree seed. Each has its own step within the instructions included with this item.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BONSAI FOREST
 
4.0

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (57)
  • Durable (21)
  • Easy to install (13)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (43)
  • Home (40)
  • Office (30)
  • Bedroom (15)
  • Lounge room (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (48), Budget shopper (12), High-end shopper (6)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)

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5.0

Great product and design

By 

from baton rouge, la.

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

    I received this as a Christmas present. I didn't get around to setting it all up until about February. Right now I have 5 trees growing out of the 15 seeds I planted and I still have some seeds left over.
    I love the fact that its all inclusive and the box it comes in turns into the pot and drip tray. it being recycled is a nice bonus as well.
    I like that the soil is a rich brown when it is dry so I can always tell when I need to add water.
    For those looking for Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid) style bonsai please look for a juniper kit. This is not the kind of tree you can shape while growing in a bonsai style.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    NOTHING GREW!

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Pretty Packaging

    Cons

    • Trees do not grow

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Home
    • Lounge Room
    • Office

    Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

    I bought this for my boyfriend who loves his garden. I thought it would be a great idea to get him this Bonsai kit for his office. It has been six months and not one tree has grown. We are totally bummed. I meant to write a review a long time ago since I gave this gift to him for xmas but he wanted to keep trying with different seeds and different techniques. It was suggested that perhaps the packaging the seeds are sent it ruin the seeds since I noticed that other reviews stated the same. Totally disappointed.

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    1.0

    Seeds Did Not Sprout

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Home
        • Lounge Room
        • Office

        Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

        I followed directions exactly but seeds did not sprout. I requested a new seed packet. I hope they send them out to me and that the second set grows. I am hoping the moss grows as well. If they resend and everything grows I would recommend to a friend---

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        3.0

        Unimpressed

        By 

        from Macomb, MI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

              The kit promised 3-5 sprouts out of the 15-20 seeds they give you. I've only gotten one viable sprout.

              Is there a way for me to contact the maker and request more seeds to try again? I really don't want to return the entire kit, since the one sprout is doing well. However, I feel like one sprout doesn't constitute a "forest" either.

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              5.0

              Cant wait for this to grow

              By 

              from Tucson , AZ

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Neat

              Cons

              • Starts from seeds

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Gifts
              • Home
              • Lounge Room
              • Office

              Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

              This is an awesome product. Received it as a gift.

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              5.0

              Enchanted Forest in the desert

              By 

              from Oregon City, OR

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Enjoyable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Gifts
                • Home
                • Lounge Room
                • Office

                Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

                The best part of this gift was the location it was sent to. I sent it to my sister who lives in NM where there is a drought and not a lot of trees. She can have her own little enchanted forest in her home for many years.

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                5.0

                Happy so far

                By 

                from denver, co

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Home

                  Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

                  Got this for my mother and she loves it! Solidly made, instructions are helpful. just waiting for it to grow!

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Customer Service

                  By 

                  from Washington, DC

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Lounge Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

                    I received this as a present, beautiful packaging and easy directions. Unfortunately my seedlings never took. I contacted customer service and they said they would replace it for me, no questions asked. I was thinking they would send me a packet of seeds, but no they went way beyond and sent me a whole new set up and it arrived in 2 days!!! Thanks for actually having customer service that seems to care, very few companis have that anymore. I will use your company in the future.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Lovely but ultimately disappionting...

                    By 

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Beautifully presented

                    Cons

                    • Few seeds have grown

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Lounge Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

                    I bought this product as a gift for my husband. It arrived in a very well padded box to prevent damage during shipping. The product itself was beautifully presented, which makes it ideal for a gift.
                    After reading the instructions, my husband planted the seeds. After two months, however, only 3 of the seeds have sprouted, which is very disappointing. As my husband said "three trees does not a forrest make".

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                    5.0

                    Great Gift for Father-In-Law

                    By 

                    from Lakeland, FL

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Instructions
                    • Great packaging

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Home
                      • Office

                      Comments about BONSAI FOREST:

                      We gave this to my father-in-law for his birthday and he loves it. The box came with everything you need from seed to shears. It was a very easy gift to buy because it was so complete and didn't require him to go out and buy any other tools to help grow bonsai trees.

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