Bonsai Tree Starter Kit – NatureIt – Unboxing & Setup

Last year I have purchased a Bonsai Tree Starter Kit from Amazon. The kit that I used was the Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit, which included 4 different kinds of seeds. I had success with two kinds of trees but the other two, unfortunately, did not sprout. If you want to view my unboxing and setup as well as any updates regarding the trees, please follow this link to my YouTube channel

Bonsai Starter Kit from NatureIt

Recently I saw the NatureIt – Bonsai Tree Starter kit while browsing on the Amazon website. I really liked the seeds that came with this particular kit. The 4 seeds are Colorado Blue Spruce, Loblolly Pine, Siberian Elm, and Black Spruce.

What’s in the box?

The Bonsai Tree Starter kit comes with everything shown in the picture below. The little bag contains the seeds and plastic plant tags. I like that there are at least 10 seeds of each kind.

The box contains:

  • 4 peat moss pellets
  • 4 coconut coir pots
  • 1 Instructions manual
  • 4 plant tags
  • 4 seed packets
Bonsai Kit

Getting the seeds ready

Each seed packet comes with at least 10 seeds. Some seeds a smaller than others. The instructions say to gently scrape or scratch each seed on the outer surface but then warned not to scrape too much. I just left them like they were as I did not want to wreck them.

I put each type of seed in a separate glass with room temperature water and left overnight. The seeds need to soak in the water for about 16-24 hours.

Getting the soil ready

I placed the 4 pellets in a large bowl and added 2 cups of room temperature water. The pellets expanded fairly quickly and soaked up all the water. After I placed the soil in the pots, I added a little more water. A small amount of soil should be kept aside for later.

Waiting on for the next day to plant the seeds

Everything is set up and ready for the next day.

Planting the seeds

The seeds were in the water for about 20 hours. Some of them have sunken to the bottom. That is usually a good sign meaning that the seeds are viable. Some types of seeds don’t sink but are perfectly fine and healthy. Both Spruce seeds were still floating the next day but all of the Elm seeds have sunken to the bottom. Some Pine seeds sunk and some were floating. I have planted all the seeds that were given in the seed packets. Each pot contains about 10 – 13 seeds. Though I don’t expect a germination rate of 100%, I am hoping that at least one of each type will sprout.

The wait begins…

In the instructions, it was mentioned that the seeds would take about 2-4 weeks to germinate (A little earlier for the Siberian Elm). I covered the seeds with ZipLoc bags to keep the humidity and placed them in a warm area under a grow light.

The first seeds should sprout within a week 🙂 Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Updates on the Bonsai Tree Starter Kit

First Week

Week 3