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A few points about bonsai plants

by webdev

December 16, 2010

Bonsai trees make choice plant gifts for their unusual yet zen appeal, capturing the magnificence of a stately tree in the space of a potted indoor houseplant.

"A miniature, fully developed tree could be a charming gift for someone with an artistic flair and an interest in the fine details," says According to the news source, the word "bonsai" literally means "tree in pot" in Japanese, and has been the topic of talk for centuries among those who have owned and maintained them.

Bonsais should be kept in direct sunlight, preferably near a window that receives a lot of light, according to the news source. recommends also maintaining the temperature of its environment at at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit, since bonsais were originally outdoor plants that flourish in balmy weather. Leaves should be sprayed with water fairly often, but filling its tray with water can be a potentially deadly mistake, reports the website.

Of course, finding a gift for the established bonsai lover may take a little more imagination, so consider giving them a bouquet of miniature blooms. Lisianthus and white verbena both feature multiple small blooms per stem and could make an interesting contrast to your friend's existing bonsai plants. Others may want to send zen flowers online for the holidays.

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