Are bonsai trees valuable?
Table of Contents
- Are bonsai trees valuable?
- How much is an original bonsai tree worth?
- How much can you sell a bonsai tree for?
- What makes a bonsai tree valuable?
- Is Bonsai an expensive hobby?
- Why are bonsai trees considered to be expensive?
- How tall does a bonsai tree grow in a year?
- How much does a bonsai flower pot cost?
- How much does a Ficus bonsai tree cost?
Are bonsai trees valuable?
Bonsai is an art form that requires years of training and centuries of dedication. At the 2012 international bonsai convention, a tree was on sale for 100 million yen, just under a million dollars. And many more of these trees are considered completely priceless.
How much is an original bonsai tree worth?
Bonsai Q&A A bonsai's price ranges from about $100 to several thousand dollars, up to one million. There are also miniature bonsai that can be had for $20-30, those can be enjoyed more easily.
How much can you sell a bonsai tree for?
Prices of bonsai trees differ according to their age, beauty, and species. One-year-old trees can be sold for $15-20. Three to five-year-old trees can cost $200 and up, depending on how much work has been put into them.
What makes a bonsai tree valuable?
The price of a bonsai tree is reflective of its age, tree type, and labor required to keep the tree alive. Older trees that were grown in the wild are rare and generally are expensive due to their tapered trunk and mature look. Additional supplies like bonsai tools and pots also increase the price.
Is Bonsai an expensive hobby?
You can enjoy a lifetime of bonsai for almost no cost at all. If you want to advance in bonsai as fast as possible, meaning you want to reach one of the highest plateaus before you die, it absolutely can be an expensive hobby.
Why are bonsai trees considered to be expensive?
Bonsai trees are often considered to be old, expensive and impossible to keep alive. Simplifying things a little bit, we can say that the more mature a Bonsai looks, the higher its price is. The most expensive trees we know of (see the images below) are all old and have been kept in pots for generations.
How tall does a bonsai tree grow in a year?
Most cheap Bonsai trees are grown in China. Here they grow them from cuttings to plants of up to 6ft (2m) tall, in just 3-5 years time. When the trunks have grown thick enough the 6ft (2m) tall plant is chopped to just a few inches, after which another year is spend to allow the tree to grow a few new branches.
How much does a bonsai flower pot cost?
Bonsai pots come in many prices and this depends largely on its age. Old antique pots from China and Japan can cost thousands of dollars, if they would be for sale. New factory made pots from China cost less than a dollar. Prices of new, but handmade, pots vary widely.
How much does a Ficus bonsai tree cost?
Image courtesy by S-Cube. Ficus tree before and after its styling. This is material much cheaper because the plant is younger; this plant can be purchased for around $60. Also check our Bonsai trees for sale article (list of Bonsai Shops).