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The best of Indoor Bonsai 

The best of
Indoor
Bonsai 

The Ficus

The Ficus
The Ficus
The Ficus
The Ficus
The Ficus
The Ficus

Approx 40cm Tall                                      8-9 Years old

  • Indoor only
  • Water when soil turns dry
  • Best to Enhance Concentration

The Afra

The Afra
The Afra
The Afra
The Afra
The Afra
The Afra

Approx 40cm Tall                                         8-9 Years old

  • Indoor only
  • Great for forgetful watering
  • Best for Perspective Thinking

The Elm

The Japanese Elm
The Japanese Elm
The Japanese Elm
The Japanese Elm
The Japanese Elm
The Japanese Elm

Approx 35cm Tall                                         8-9 Years old

  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Water when soil turns dry
  • Best for Building Resilience  

Each bonsai comes with a contribution to the Mental Health Foundation to help them do what they do best: help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Our Selection

Having trailed a wide range of bonsai, putting them under different environmental strains and pushing those that would [in theory] thrive indoors, we feel that the Ficus, Afra (Dwarf Jade) and the Japanese Elm are the best pick for indoor bonsai.

Their hardiness and tropical heritage puts them a head of the pack and present themselves as a diverse group to get started with. 

These are in fact real trees and every tree is unique, just like you and I. Therefore, expect there to be variation in appearance when your tree arrives. There will be many trees like it but your one is yours. One of a kind.

Mindfulness

We've managed to break down the characteristics and needs of each bonsai to understand the impact on both you and your mind. So each bonsai comes with a book to talk you through how your particular tree can strengthen your mind, the links between nature and mental health as well as how caring for the tree can help you become more creative, focused and happy. All of which is based on academic study.  

To understand a little more about bonsai and its impact on ones mental wellbeing, check our Mindful Blog for more information.

The importance of taking a break with bonsai

Dec 09, 2020 The Happy Shrub Team

Taking regular breaks is fundamental to a happy, healthy and focused mind. Enhance your creativity, develop your resilience and make better decisions with bonsai.

Managing stress using plant cultivation

Dec 03, 2020 The Happy Shrub Team

Nature is reportedly one of the finest relievers of stress. Many research studies say that staying close to nature boosts mental health positively, so can bonsai help?

Pet Friendly

Our love for animals of all kinds led us down the path of ensuring all our trees are pet friendly. That said, despite all our bonsai being listed as non-toxic, feasting on a bonsai tree for lunch is still probably going to give a pet or two an upset stomach.

There are common types of bonsai and house plants out there (Ficus Ginseng and Jade - Crassula ovata) that can be deadly to pets. Getting hold of information like this can be a long drawn out task if you're not familiar with the scientific name of the species.

Our Afra bonsai, despite its staggering similarities to the common Jade houseplant, actually forms part of salads and soups in southern Africa - although we'll withhold our opinion on its taste for now. To summarise: All our bonsai are safe for the house and non-toxic, just keep them out of your pets reach anyway.