Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree

What is Bonsai?

Bonsai is a delicate and beautiful living art form that has lasted and evolved for over a thousand years. Bonsai (often misspelled “bonzai”) is a Japanase term that refers to a plant that is grown in a container, pruned and/or trained, and resembles a miniature version of the tree in nature. Precise watering, fertilizing, pruning, and training come together to create stunning works of art.


Bonsai trees can survive for generations if well-cared for. This makes them an ideal gift or purchase for someone who would like to pass a legacy on through future generations of a family. According to oldest.org, the oldest known bonsai is over 1000 years old. It is called the Ficus retusa Linn and resides in the Crespi Bonsai Museum in Italy.

Pomegranate Bonsai Tree

Why choose Bonsai?

A Peaceful Hobby

Bonsai is a great hobby for people who would like to bring peace into their lives. If your life is hectic, bonsai is a great hobby to unwind and reduce stress. It can also help relieve anxiety and calm those with mental health conditions or ADHD. It can also provide a sense of accomplishment and belonging to care for something other than yourself. Bonsai also brings you closer to nature, which creates an inner tranquility that we lack in most modern societies and cities.

Improves Indoor Air Quality

Bringing plants into your home also improves indoor air quality. The average American spends about 90% of their time indoors. Indoor air is usually much more polluted than outdoor and can exacerbate health conditions and lead to many health issues. Bonsai trees filter and purify the air while creating a gorgeous conversation starter in your home.

Creative & Unusual Art Form

Bonsai are natural works of art that fit any space. You can use your personal creativity to create your very own masterpiece. They make great centerpieces, additions to home gardens, or office decor. They’re also an unusual hobby that encourages conversation with curious on-lookers.

Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree

Choosing a Bonsai that is Right for You

Many species of trees can be used for bonsai and each tree has its own characteristics. Some bonsai require full sun and are resistant to drought conditions. Others are very delicate and require very specific watering schedules. Some can tolerate only small variations in temperature and humidity. This is why it’s important to find the right bonsai for your skill level, motivation, and climate.

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Azalea Bonsai Tree

The Happy Little Bonsai Promise

All of our trees are responsibly grown and trained by a bonsai master. They are nurtured in a greenhouse that provides a steady growing environment for your future bonsai. They’re also watered and fertilized on schedules that work for each species. Our greenhouse environment and care allows our trees to be sent all over the United States without shocking the plant.


Each tree is packaged with care and tree safety in mind. If your tree arrives at your door with damage, we will send you a new tree at no cost. Just be sure to take quality photos of the damage immediately after arrival. Send the photos, along with a description of the damage, to our customer care team at happybonsaistore@gmail.com and we will handle your claim as soon as possible.