Bonsai Forest

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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.

Recycled Made in the USA
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.
Item ID
18762

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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Bonsai Forest
 
4.0

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (58)
  • Durable (22)
  • Easy to install (14)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (44)
  • Home (41)
  • Office (31)
  • Bedroom (15)
  • Lounge room (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (48), Budget shopper (13), High-end shopper (6)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)

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5.0

Lovely Little Forest!

By 

from Eugene, OR

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about Bonsai Forest:

    I received this kit for my birthday on the 7th. Here it is just 15 days later, and I already have more sprouts than I can count!

    (Just a heads up. If your home is 75 degrees F or lower, you're going to need to heat them with a lamp and water then every 2 days or so).

    I'm a super beginning gardener with nobody to really help me, so the clear instructions are really great. It's attractive and made of recycled US steel, which is amazing. AND, the company actually includes *2* packets of seeds per order now, in case you screw up the first time. That was so sweet of them.

    One thing I'd like to see are details in the instructions about what kind of soil or fertilizer to use on the product down the line. Since I had at least 10 sprouts going on and I want to save them all, I'll need to plant half of them in another pot. I'll have to go and talk to people at nurseries around here to figure out what kind of soil medium to use. That information would be helpful for other people too! Also, I'd like to pollinate it, but I have no idea how. These are just little things people might like to know.

    Five stars!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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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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      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

          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

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          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!

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              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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                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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