Bonsai Starters

Japan has exported many things to the world, great cinema, great food, OMG anime, and of course the art of bonsai. Zone 9 Tropicals offers a modest selection of starter tropical plants… CONTINUED

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  1. Bougainvillea 'Flame'
    Red so hot, it's on fire.
    As low as $15.99
  2. Calliandra emarginata 'Red Powderpuff'
    Red powderpuff flowers on neat shrub up to 5 feet tall.
    As low as $16.99
  3. Carissa macrocarpa 'Natal Plum'
    Native to South Africa with shiny leaves, white star flowers and attractive red...
    As low as $9.99
  4. Gmelina philippenis
    As low as $16.99
  5. Murraya paniculata 'Orange Jasmine'
    As low as $14.95
  6. Wrightia antidysenterica
    As low as $14.99
  7. Wrightia religiosa 'Variegata' 'Variegated Water Jasmine'
    Variegated form of popular water jasmine.
    As low as $29.99

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Bonsai Starters

Japan has exported many things to the world, great cinema, great food, OMG anime, and of course the art of bonsai. Zone 9 Tropicals offers a modest selection of starter tropical plants for your next bonsai project.

Practitioners of the art of bonsai can create stunning works of art through various techniques of grooming. A suitable specimen in the hands of a skilled artist is transformed into a miniature version of a full-grown tree. Patient, dedicated pruning and training of a specimen can result in exquisite models of full-size life.

Historically the Chinese were first to practice what would become known as bonsai, but the Japanese elevated it to a fine art. Infusing their cultural and artistic aesthetic into the practice We are talking over 1200 years ago so there is no question that the art as it exists today is purely Japanese.

Lest we get bogged down into a quagmire of cultural appropriation, bonsai is for everyone and as the practice is adopted worldwide, local norms and aesthetics are infused to give the art an international flavor.  The appeal, however, is universal.

The benefits of bonsai are also universal. It’s one thing to have the skill and talent to create an object of technical merit, but is just as rewarding to contemplate bonsai as a viewer: to observe and meditate over the graceful form of majesty in miniature.

At Zone 9 Tropicals we have selected suitable starter plants from our collection to get you started on your next bonsai project. Add to your collection now.