Refers to the most recent additions to this section.
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
Temperate Climate Bonsai (Species in Black Type or Green Type) can be shipped year-round regardless of the temperature.Black Type indicates bonsai that need cold winters
Due to our special shipping methods, we ship Sub-Tropical Species in Blue or Red type) bonsai year-round. There is no charge to our customers for this service. The only requirement is that delivery must be made in two to three days to areas where the temperature goes below freezing, and packages should not be delivered and left outdoors in cold weather. If you live in the warmer southern regions, a longer delivery time may be possible. If you're not sure what shipping method is best, call us at 917-325-3954 (best method) or drop us an e-mail requesting information. Don't forget to include your zip code and the species you're interested in. We'll look into what methods will work for your order, and write back to you.
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.
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.