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Roy van der Velde

Every bonsai tells a story. Since 1986, we have been sharing this piece of green magic, straight from our family nursery to you. Discover the world of bonsai and add a touch of nature to your day.

Roy van der VeldeGreen and corporate gifts expert

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Popular: Tropical Biodome

  • Closed ecosystem
  • Maintenance-free
  • Battery powered lighting

Bonsai terrarium with illumination

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Enter a world where art and nature merge

Each terrarium is a hand-blown masterpiece, a living painting in which our Ginseng bonsai is the centerpiece. Without any effort or green thumb, this terrarium gives you a daily piece of timeless nature - bright, sparkling and always alive. The built-in LED glow enchants your space every dusk and dawn. This is not just decoration, but an experience, an emotion. Indulge your senses, enrich your interior. Don't miss this opportunity to own something truly unique. You deserve this breathtaking piece of magic. What are you waiting for? Choose from 4 exclusive variants, each with its own character and charm.

Buying Bonsai

Bonsai Biodome

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 25 cm ↥ 28 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 59,95

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Mini Bonsai Weck Glass

- Bonsai
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai Pyramid XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 30 cm ↥ 32 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Bonsai Biosphere XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 22 cm ↥ 33 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set

The ultimate zen experience

Choose the magic of rippling water and robust bonsai. Our Waterfall Bonsai Set combines aesthetics with ease of use. The evergreen sapling, enhanced by the soothing sound of flowing water over zen stones, turns any room into an oasis of relaxation. Thanks to the innovative water reservoir and convenient water meter, care is child's play. Complete with bonsai supplies and guide, this set is the choice for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Experience the ultimate zen in your home now. Choice of 2 variants: Zen stones or Buddha

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Buddha + Care Set

- Buddha set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Incl. easy-care water system + care set

 59,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Zen + Care Set

- Zen stones set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- incl. easy-care water system + care set

 59,95

In stock

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Bonsai Starter Set

- S-shaped in Japanese ceramic
- Ø 15 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Incl. bonsai book + scissors

 39,95

In stock

Bonsai Biodome

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 25 cm ↥ 28 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 59,95

In stock

Bonsai S-shaped Easy care ceramic

- S-shaped in black ceramic
- Ø 17 cm ↥ approx. 25 cm
- Incl. starter kit

 59,95

In stock

Mini Bonsai Weck Glass

- Bonsai
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai Pyramid XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 30 cm ↥ 32 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Bonsai Weck Glass

- Bonsai
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai XL Set

- S-shaped in Japanese ceramic
- Ø 20 cm ↥ approx. 35 cm
- Incl. bonsai book, scissors, wire and power supply

 49,95

In stock

Bonsai S-shaped

- S-shaped in Japanese ceramic
- Ø 15 cm ↥ approx. 25 cm
- Incl. bonsai book

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai Biosphere XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 22 cm ↥ 33 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Buddha + Care Set

- Buddha set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Incl. easy-care water system + care set

 59,95

In stock

Bonsai Sphere-shaped

- Sphere-shaped in Japanese ceramic
- Ø 15 cm ↥ approx. 20 cm
- Incl. bonsai book

 25,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Zen + Care Set

- Zen stones set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- incl. easy-care water system + care set

 59,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Zen

- Zen stones set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- incl. easy-care water system + bonsai book

 49,95

In stock

Bonsai Nutrition - 250ml

- 100% organic
- Enriched with essential nutrients
- Maintains color intensity of bonsai

 9,95

In stock

Bonsai Set - 2 pieces

- 1x S-shaped and 1x sphere-shaped in ceramic
- Ø 15 cm ↥ approx. 25 cm
- Incl. bonsai book

 44,95

In stock

Bonsai Waterfall Set - Buddha

- Buddha set on mains power
- 30 x 13 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Incl. easy-care water system + bonsai book

 49,95

In stock

Bonsai Soil - 5 liters and nutrition - 250 ml

- Special soil mix for all bonsai
- Bonsai nutrition for optimal growth
- 100% organic from own nursery, in lockable bucket

 19,95

In stock

Mini bonsai Ginseng - 2 pieces

- 2 mini bonsais with white stone pots
- Ø 7 cm ↥ approx. 21 cm
- Incl. bonsai book

 25,95

In stock

Bonsai Soil - 5 liters

- Special mix: garden turf, clay, filler granules & sand
- Stimulates root growth & nutrient uptake
- 100% organic in sealable bucket

 14,95

In stock

Bonsai Nutrition - 250ml - 2 pcs.

- 100% organic
- Enriched with essential nutrients
- Maintains color intensity of bonsai

 14,95

In stock

Bonsai Starter Kit - Care kit

- Book, scissors, twine & food
- Tips for optimal care
- All-in-1 package for the true bonsai lover

 25,95

In stock

Bonsai book - EN

- Step-by-step instructions for bonsai care
- Suitable for beginners and advanced students
- Clear Dutch manual

 9,95

In stock

Bonsai Ginseng Deluxe XXL

- XXL Bonsai Ginseng: S-shape with stone pot
- Ø 23 cm ↥ approx. 55 cm
- Incl. bonsai book + food

 99,95

In stock

Bonsai Ginseng set

- Tropical Ginseng with stone pot
- Ø 14 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Incl. bonsai book + food

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai Wire - 5 meters

- Professional Jiangnan wire
- Shaping and attaching bonsai branches
- Black aluminum Ø approx. 1 mm Length approx. 5 m

 9,95

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Bonsai Ginseng Set - Yin and Yang

- 2 Ginseng Bonsai with 4 plastic pots
- Ø 14 cm ↥ approx. 30 cm
- Including bonsai book

 25,95

In stock

Bonsai Scissors

- Authentically forged
- Handy size: 4 cm blade
- Keep your bonsai in top condition.

 9,95

In stock

Bonsai Torri Gift Set

- Authentic oriental bonsai
- Ideal as a unique gift
- Perfect for interior decoration

 49,95

In stock

8 expert tips for taking care of your bonsai tree

Bonsai tree care

Bonsai, which literally means plant in pot, is the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in pots. The shape of the little tree is influenced by pruning and the way of tying up branches by means of special wire. In this way the growth is manipulated such that the miniature tree bears great resemblance to a fully grown natural specimen. We have trees of different types and sizes in our assortment. In terms of pruning, there are 2 forms: the S-shaped or spherical tree.
Upon delivery, our trees are already years old and with proper care you can enjoy your new acquisition for a very long time.

1. Bonsai watering

Bonsai tree watering

How often you should water a bonsai depends on many factors: the time of year, the size of the tree, the location and the size of the pot. So watering is not done by following a set schedule but by watching your little tree. It is important to never let the soil dry out completely. Since there is comparatively little soil in a bonsai pot, it will not hold much water. When the soil feels dry, the tree needs water. Give the tree small bits of (rain) water at room temperature. Small bits at a time is important, otherwise the water will run off the soil without the soil having had a chance to absorb all the water. Also, make sure that the roots are never left in the water, as this could cause them to rot. Of course, your Bonsai will need water more often in the summer than in the winter.

2. Bonsai feeding is a must

Bonsai Nutrition - 250ml

- 100% organic
- Enriched with essential nutrients
- Maintains color intensity of bonsai

 9,95

In stock

During the growing season, from April through October, it is important to give your Bonsai extra nutrition. This for strong growth, green leaves and firm trunk. Fertilize your tree once every 2 weeks with special Bonsaiworld Bonsai nutrition.

3. Leaf loss of bonsai trees.

It may happen that your little tree will lose some leaves after arriving at your home. This is no cause for concern. The Bonsai has just traveled, packed in a dark box and will still need to acclimate. Provide a bright location but not in full sun, avoid hot and cold air currents and make sure the soil does not dry out. The little tree will then start forming new leaves in no time.

4. Place your bonsai in a light environment

Bonsai tree light location spot

For optimal growth, a Bonsai needs light. Therefore, make sure your little tree is given a location that is not too dark. Make sure your Bonsai does not stand in bright sunlight all day. Then the soil will dry out too quickly and the leaves will burn and later wither.

5. Maintain a constant temperature

This obviously applies only to indoor bonsai trees. There are Bonsai species that overwinter extremely well outdoors, but Bonsai trees kept indoors do best at a minimum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. Avoid hot and cold air currents. Bonsai trees do not tolerate drafts well. Think of a cold air flow from the air conditioning or a hot one from the central heating. This will quickly dry out the soil and cause the tree to lose leaves. If this is the case, it is always advisable to choose another location.

6. Repot the Bonsai once every 2 years.

Repotting a bonsai tree

After a few years, the root system of the bonsai tree will have grown to the point that it will completely fill the small pot. As a result, the tree will have trouble absorbing water and food from the little soil left in the pot. Make sure to repot the Bonsai once every 3 years. Prune the roots and add fresh, special Bonsai soil to the root ball.

7. Wiring the Bonsai Tree.

Bonsai wire bonsai wiring

By wrapping the special Bonsai wire around branches and even the trunk in a certain way, you can ensure that the branches are bent to a certain direction and in time they will fix. Usually this happens after one growing season. After the branch is fixed, you can remove the wire again. If you don't do this, the branch will grow into the wire.

8. Pruning a Bonsai Tree

Bonsai tree pruning with bonsai scissors

It is important to prune a Bonsai tree. Dor cutting off the outside of the branches, the inside will become denser and denser, which is characteristic of the Bonsai. Pruning is done using special Bonsai shears. When pruning your Bonsai, it is important to pay attention to several points:

  • Prune branches growing vertically to promote the growth of angled branches
  • Prune away twigs that grow from the outside in, as they impede the growth of the inner twigs
  • Prune mainly on the top and outside of the tree

Give the Bonsai love and attention to get it back

A Bonsai is a very special tree that deserves a lot of love and attention. When the above care tips are observed, taking care of this beautiful eye-catcher will be a piece of cake. Because we enjoy teaching everyone more about plants, we have written a special Bonsai Book in which we explain everything about taking care of your Bonsai Tree. You will learn the best way to prune your Bonsai but also many extra tips and tricks to take care of your Bonsai. This way you can enjoy it for a long time. You're welcome!

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Check out our range of bonsai trees, bonsai terrarium with lighting and bonsai care products such as soil, wire, scissors, nutrition and bonsai guide

Frequently asked questions about bonsai trees

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3 most popular species in europe

  • Zelkova: With its small toothed leaves, this tree is beautiful to see.This tree originates from China and Japan and in the Netherlands is suitable as a tree for indoors. Especially in summer, this tree requires a lot of water. The best time for pruning is early spring.
  • Carmona: This tree is characterized by firm dark green glossy leaves and small white flowers. It originates in southeast Asia and is therefore suitable here as an indoor tree. In summer, the tree requires a lot of water and bonsai nutrition. Pruning can be done all year round.
  • Ligustrum: You can recognize this tree by its soft small leaves. Pruning is best done in early spring. The water requirement is higher in summer than in winter.

On average, the Bonsai needs water about once every 3 days. But this is an average. It is best to watch your little tree when it needs water. Make sure the little tree does not dry out completely. Tip: Water the Bonsai in 2x. The first time to loosen the soil well, the second time the bonsai can only absorb the water well. If you repot the Bonsai, it is important to choose a new pot with an opening at the bottom. This will allow the Bonsai to release excess water, preventing root rot.

This depends on how often you repot it. if the tree is given more room in a larger pot it will grow taller quickly. By pruning and pot size you can determine how high the Bonsai can grow.

When you have just taken the tree into your home, you may find that some leaves turn yellow and fall off. This is no reason to panic. The Bonsai has just completed a trip in a closed box and also needs to acclimate to its new environment. Provide a good light location, but not in bright sun, avoid hot and cold air currents and keep an eye on the humidity of the soil. You will see new leaves appear on the little tree in no time.

This depends on whether it is an indoor or outdoor Bonsai. A bonsai kept outdoors needs nutrition only during the growing season, in winter the little tree goes into hibernation. An indoor Bonsai needs nutrition all year round. Add the indicated amount of Bonsaiworld Bonsai nutrition to the water once every 2 weeks. This way, the tree gets all the nutrients it needs for optimal and healthy growth.

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Buying a bonsai tree

Bonsai trees we have in different shapes and sizes from small to large bonsai tree. We offer a choice of 2 different shapes, the sphere-shape and the S-shape. The difference is the way the branches are pruned and fixed, i.e. how the tree is styled. To keep the tree in shape after purchase, we offer several complete packages, including scissors, wire, nutrition and a very comprehensive bonsai booklet. Thus, anyone, even a beginner, can get a wonderful result from this creative hobby. Because we take the most beautiful bonsai from nursery every day, it is a surprise which bonsai tree species go out the door. The bonsai species we specialize in are: Carmona, Ligustrum and Zelkova

Buying a bonsai tree for indoors

The Bonsai is a Japanese tree which is kept small by the way of pruning. These indoor trees are on average 10 years old when shipped by us and can become very old. The oldest bonsai in the world is about 800 years old! Tip for indoor bonsai tree: The Bonsai Waterfall Set Zen is designed for the real bon vivants. Place it in a nice spot and let the water flow gently over the stacked stones piled up next to the Bonsai. This set includes a handy water meter so you can see exactly when your Bonsai needs a sip of water. Also included is our Bonsai Book so you know exactly how to best care for your Bonsai.

Bonsai starter kit

For the beginning bonsai hobby, we have the perfect bonsai, namely the Bonsai Starter Set . This bonsai set includes a beautiful bonsai in ceramic pot, ceramic dish, bonsai book and bonsai scissors. If you already have a bonsai tree but do not yet have the right tools we also have a complete Bonsai starter kit. This consists of a bottle of bonsai food, bonsai book, bonsai scissors and bonsai wire.

Enjoying japanese bonsai tree for years to come

Location of the bonsai: Make sure the bonsai tree is in a bright place and avoid air currents, such as drafts. Also, do not place a Japanese bonsai tree near a heat source, such as a central heating system. Leaf loss: Sometimes the tree will drop some leaves in the beginning. This is quite normal and no reason to panic. The Bonsai needs some time to acclimate and sometimes the time of year also affects it.
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