Bonsai trees have often been described as "living art"—the goal of growing these trees, that derived from an ancient Chinese horticulture practice, is to create mini replicas of what's found in nature—which, I guess you can say, is an art form. Practicing this technique yourself might not be the easiest in the world, which is why Amazon is letting us test out this ancient art form with instructional $20 DIY kits.
This kit comes with everything you need to grow your own cherry blossom Bonsai tree—including Japanese cherry blossom flowering Bonsai seeds, a ceramic vase, Bonsai potting mix, pebbles, and a handy instruction guide.
Growing Bonsai trees isn't an easy task though—after soaking your seeds for 24 hours straight, you'll need to place them in a wet paper towel in your fridge for at least 4-8 weeks. Those who dare to grow will need to have patience, and a ton of it at that. So if you're the type of person who can't keep succulents alive, this kit might not be fore you!
Fair warning—this product has some skeptical reviews due to the seeds not sprouting quickly, but keep in mind Bonsai trees tend to take at least three years (!!!) to sprout fully, according to Bonsai Empire. But if you're in need of a new hobby, this kit could be the perfect thing.
The Bonsai tree brand 9GreenBox also states, "Some seeds can take months to germinate, and just the preparation can be a long process. Patience is a required virtue to grow these bonsai. Some bonsai seeds take an especially long time, so dedication is a must."
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