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 Artificial Bonsai Tree

 By Erik A. Olsen

Try as they might, some people simply do not have a green thumb or the time to grow a live bonsai tree. Still wanting the beauty of this Japanese tree, there is another option in the form of an artificial bonsai tree. In fact, many of these replicas are so realistic that telling them from the real thing is difficult. Therefore, if you have always wanted to try your hand at bonsai but for one reason or another find you cannot succeed, then perhaps an artificial bonsai tree is the ideal solution for you.

The great thing about going with an artificial bonsai tree is that they come in every possible style and tree specie. If you are unable to choose just one, you could choose several different types. One of the popular choices is the “root over rock upright”, which is literally where the roots of the tree grow over a rock. This miniature, artificial bonsai tree is made from metal so you know it will last forever. Set in a brown glazed ceramic dish that comes complete with granite or quartz sand, the bonsai looks amazingly real. You will even notice the trunk has a natural bronze color while the leaves are gold, green, and purple. At just 4 x 4.5 inches, this will fit perfectly on any shelf.

One of the most popular types of trees used for live bonsai is the pine tree. However, you too can choose a pine for your artificial bonsai tree and again, it looks so real. Planted in a traditional green ceramic container, this tree is a little larger, measuring 10 x 6 x 10 inches. Best of all, with this or any artificial bonsai tree, you do not have to worry about watering, trimming, pruning, wiring, or any type of maintenance whatsoever. However, you still enjoy the bonsai’s timeless beauty, which would look gorgeous on an entertainment center, fireplace mantle, bookcase, or sideboard. The interesting thing with many artificial bonsai trees is that the pine trees are perfectly crafted from a collection of preserved tree trunks.

If you prefer the flowering type of tree, then you might go with an artificial bonsai tree such as cherry or azalea, which both offer beautiful blooms. Take the cherry tree for example the artificial version is handcrafted from luna clay, which makes the tree very flexible. Because of this, you can twist and bend the branches and the trunk in whatever direction or style you prefer. Then, the flowers are all hand painted, making them look just like what you would see on a live tree. To clean this type of artificial bonsai tree, all you need is a clean, damp cloth or duster. One of the better choices would be a tree that is comprised of 120 plus flowers, 45 buds, and about 15 leaves.

Just remember that regardless of the artificial bonsai tree you choose, you will have a choice of several sizes, styles, and species. Better yet, most artificial bonsai trees are reasonably prices. For instance, the smaller ones generally run around $10 with the larger between $15 and $20. Of course, you will need to pay for shipping if ordered online but that too is very affordable. The artificial bonsai tree if made right will enhance any room of your home, regardless of décor.
 

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