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Air Bonsai Floating Tree

By: on January 26, 2016
$200 - $230
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If you take a look at this floating bonsai tree, it should be pretty clear what it is: a floating bonsai tree. We've even seen enough floating things around here to know that the Air Bonsai is able to levitate (and spin in dreamy circles) thanks to magnets in its base and mossy planting globe. If that's enough information and explanation for you, don't bother jumping down the rabbit hole of creator Hoshinchu's strange spiritual (and possibly slurred in translation) discussion of the "little star" that is their Air Bonsai. But if you like some New Age with your desktop decor, go ahead and click over to the Air Bonsai Kickstarter campaign page and dig into the history of these "little star" plants, and the good fortune they may bring.

Due to live-plant export laws, Air Bonsai backers will not necessarily receive the plants pictured on the Kickstarter campaign page, but their Japanese makers will partner with US-based bonsai horticulturists to provide substitutes that maintain the spirit and aesthetic of those available in Japan. Each Air Bonsai will arrive as a kit that includes a moss-based "little star" to hold the bonsai plant, an "energy base" that makes the plant float and turn 2cm above it, a one-of-a-kind cushion, an AC adapter, and a "Kiri" box.

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