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The object to the right of the tree in all the photos that follow is a ruler in inches.
It is there to help you judge the size of the bonsai pictured.

The color of the type for each species (Common Name) signifies the WINTER temperature range they need. All bonsai need warm temperatures from spring to fall

Black Type indicates bonsai that need cold winters
Green Type Indicates bonsai that need cool to cold winters
Red Type indicates bonsai that need warm winters
Blue Type indicates bonsai that need warm winters, and can survive with little direct sun.
For More information on the above requirements, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please Note: Many species we offer make fruit and/or flowers. Flowers last a few days,
fruit usually lasts 10 to 20 days. The photo you see is a "snapshot in time." It represents
the bonsai at the time the photo was taken. Some have less fruit or flowers when delivered,
some have more. Check our Testimonials page. Many customers comment that the bonsai looks better than its photo when they get it.
As advertised, we send you "The Bonsai in The Photo" you ordered,
but being a living thing, it will mature after the photo is taken.
Common Name Winter Temp.Range  
From The Bonsai Curator at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Assorted Details
Bahama Berry 20 to 60 degrees Details
Barbados Cherry (Malpighia) 50 to Room Temp Details
Bougainvillea 50 to Room Temp Details
Brazilian Grape Tree (Jaboticaba) 50 to Room Temp Details
Brazilian Rain Tree 50 to Room Temp Details
Boxwood 20 to 50 degrees Details
Brush Cherry 50 to Room Temp Details
Chicagoland Boxwood 20 to 50 degrees Details
Chinese Elm 30 to 60 degrees Details
Chinese Sweet Plum 55 to Room Temp Details
Dwarf Black Olive 50 to Room Temp Details
Dwarf Japanese Juniper 20 to 60 degrees Details
Dwarf Natal Plum 55 to Room Temp Details
Dwarf Pomegranate 50 to Room Temp Details
Elephant Bush 50 to Room Temp Details
Mini-Leaf Variegated Elephant Bush 50 to Room Temp Details
English Ivy 20 to 50 degrees Details
Forsythia 20 to 50 degrees Details
Fukien Tea 55 to Room Temp. Details
Ginseng Ficus 50 to Room Temp Details
Hawaiian Umbrella Tree 50 to Room Temp Details
Hinoki Cypress 20 to 50 degrees Details
Japanese Azalea 20 to 45 degrees Details
Japanese Larch 25 to 45 degrees Details
Japanese Maple 20 to 45 degrees Details
Jerusalem Cherry 50 to Room Temp Details
Logwood (Campeche) 60 to Room Temp Details
Miniature Pepper 25 to 65 degrees Details
Miniature Rose 25 to 65 degrees Details
"Mount Fuji" Serissa 50 to Room Temp Details
Mulberry 20 to 50 degrees Details
Narrow Leaf Ficus 50 to Room Temp Details
Neea Buxifolia 60 to Room Temp Details
Parrot Beak 50 to Room Temp Details
Parson's Juniper 20 to 50 degrees Details
Pink Serissa 50 to Room Temp Details
Powder Puff (Calliandra 50 to Room Temp Details
Premna 50 to Room Temp Details
Princess Earrings 50 to Room Temp Details
Pitch Apple 50 to Room Temp Details
Santan (Ixora Taiwanensis) 50 to Room Temp Details
"Shimpaku" Chinese Juniper 20 to 50 degrees Details
Singapore Holly 50 to Room Temp Details
Tiger Bark Ficus 50 to Room Temp Details
Variegated Mini-Leaf Elephant Bush 50 to Room Temp Details
Water Maple(Swamp Maple, Acer Rubrum) 20 to 50 degrees Details
Weeping Buddhist Pine(Podocarpus) 50 to Room Temp Details
Weeping Willow 20 to 50 degrees Details
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Bonsai species that are listed in red and blue type cannot tolerate cold temperatures, and must be brought indoors when the temperature goes below 50 to 60 degrees. red type is for species that need 3 or more hours of DIRECT sun to do well. blue type is for species that can survive in bright light, with little or no direct sun, but they will do even better with some direct sun.
Species listed in Black type need cold winters to survive. Species listed in Green type need cold in winter, but can survive indoors in an area that is below normal Room Temp.

In my humble opinion, there is no such thing as an "indoor bonsai." There are bonsai that can survive indoors, but any and all species of bonsai will do better when kept outdoors when the temperature is in their "comfort zone."
Considering that most people sleep 7 or 8 hours each night, go to work or school for most of the daytime hours, and pursue other interests for part of the day, why keep a bonsai indoors 24 hours a day when you are only there to see it for a short part of each day?
If the answer is that you want a bonsai for your office, or your living situation precludes having an outdoor place available, there are bonsai that will survive indoors. They are listed in red and blue type.
If an outdoor place is available and you are serious about this hobby, your bonsai should "live outdoors, and visit indoors" as much as the weather allows.
If direct sunlight is a problem stick to one of the species in blue type. They will flourish in direct sun, and will survive in bright indirect light.
If you are still not sure which species will work best for you, either call 917-325-3954 during the day or write us at Paul@bonsaiofbrooklyn.com and include your number and the best time to call. Please include your time zone.