Bonsai Terms and Glossary


noun: bonsai; plural noun: bonsai; noun: bonsai tree; plural noun: bonsai trees
an ornamental tree or shrub grown in a pot and artificially prevented from reaching its normal size.
  • the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs.

Indoor bonsai

Bonsai which are cultivated for the indoor environment. Traditionally, bonsai are temperate climate trees grown outdoors in containers. … The term bonsai is generally used in English as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots. See the indoor bonsai Wikipedia page.


Outdoor Bonsai

Bonsai which are cultivated for the outdoor environment.