Now that burnout can not only be experienced but medically diagnosed, you may be more eager than ever to find ways to relax and unwind. Thankfully, you can practice your patience and cultivate a beautiful, living, miniature tree right in your home by purchasing this grow-your-own cherry blossom bonsai kit from Amazon.
The kit from 9GreenBox is going for just $12.99 on Amazon and comes with everything you’ll need to practice the art of bonsai, including instructions, seeds, potting mix and a ceramic vase.
This will be fun for all of the green thumbs out there, but it will also be good practice for all those in need of a little more patience. You see, getting a bonsai tree to grow is easier said than done and requires calmly waiting, as well as showing some tenderness and care to your little seedlings.
You’ll be able to follow along with the instructions from the kit, but it’s important to know a bit about what you’re in for. First off, the seeds will require soaking in water for about 24-48 hours before they need to be planted and placed in the fridge or somewhere warm (it depends on the type of bonsai tree) for weeks. If these steps are successful, your seeds will begin to sprout.
This video from the epicfantasy YouTube channel walks you through this process, known as scarification and stratification:
And this is only the beginning. It can take up to three to five years before the bonsai is ready for you to be able to start “styling” it, according to Bonsai Empire. So, settle in and get ready for a long, fulfilling ride with your bonsai.
With a process this intense, it’s bound to be extremely rewarding to see your miniature tree thrive — and when it starts to blossom, all of that hard work will have really been worth it. Because truly, what an amazing sight to see.
Those who have seen some success with the seeds from this kit are full of hope for their little trees. “The pot and everything mentioned in the description came in the package and looks great. I have 2 of the seeds growing, one in the back corner and he’ll be moved once he’s grown more … the important thing to remember with trees is that they have all the time in the world to grow, and they take patience,” one Amazon review read.
And don’t let the negative reviews deter you from trying it if you’re interested, as immediate satisfaction is definitely not the name of the game with something like this.
However, if you are looking for a bit of instant gratification instead, Home Depot also has cherry blossoms trees — the kind that are perfect for your yard, and easier to care for than bonsai.The trees are available for $38.98:
One way or another, cherry blossoms are bound to bring some more joy to your life. Because you deserve it, after all!
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Amazon Is Selling Grow-Your-Own Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree Kits for $13 originally appeared on Don’t Waste Your Money and was written by Augusta Statz. Checkout Don’t Waste Your Money for product reviews and other great ideas to save and make money.