Shopping for the perfect gift for dad can pose a bit of a challenge. Instead of adding to your dad’s no doubt overwhelming tie collection this father’s day, how about getting him something that will last for a long time and bring life and vibrancy to his home or office. Bonsai trees are a great gift for dad because they are unique and living, plus easy to care for (no matter how brown his thumb is!).
Popular Bonsai Gifts
The most popular bonsai variety is the juniper bonsai – it’s the plant you probably think of when you first hear bonsai plant. Juniper bonsai trees can be pruned into any shape imaginable, although most come looking like normal, low growing trees. Your dad can practice his creative tree pruning skills if he wishes, or choose to keep it in its traditional form. The medium juniper bonsai is the most popular version of the plant and comes as a lush green tree in a 5×7 pot. The small juniper bonsai comes in a 3×5 container and is the perfect accent to a desk or side table. To care for juniper bonsai plants, submerge the entire dish in water once a week and prune on a regular basis to keep things looking fresh.
For a bonsai plant that requires even less maintenance but still provides the greenery of the juniper plant, opt for the jade succulent bonsai. The waxy leaves hold moisture, meaning the plant only needs infrequent watering and no other upkeep. Jade succulent bonsai plants can thrive in any situation and is a unique take on the classic bonsai plant. Both juniper and jade succulent bonsai plants offer a calming and Zen influence to your dad’s busy life.
No matter what type of bonsai plant you choose, it will sure to be a hit with your dad. Bonsai plants fit in any room of the home of office. Encourage your dad to put it on an end table or on his office desk. Bonsai plants are easily customizable with their shape, size, or container. To add an extra dash of personality to your dad’s gift, find a unique container like the Zen reflections bonsai, which comes in an earth and water container.
Bonsai plants are the perfect Father’s Day gift, or a way to brighten your dad’s day year round. They act as a daily reminder of your love and appreciation at a gardening level that everyone can manage.