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              NEW ECOQUBE AIR PORTAL PAGE:  Fuku-Bonsai's item HD8 Desk Size Dwarf Schefflera Lava Planting was featured in the EcoQube Air Kickstarter campaign and we have begun to receive requests for information and recommendations.  This is a beautiful innovative premium desktop unit that allows controlling the lights, humidity and even watering!

             Those who can afford this premium unit would love to use it as a showplace for a premium attractive Fuku-Bonsai True Indoor Bonsai and we will be developing other products for the EcoQube Air.  For more information, go to the new EcoQube Air portal entry section beginning at:  






















         ALOHA!  I'm David W. Fukumoto, founder and president of Fuku-Bonsai. I got into bonsai in 1962 and am blessed in earning a living in what I love. Shortly after I started, I was asked to substitute and teach a beginner bonsai course in Adult Evening Education at a local high school.  So I really learned by teaching and I enjoy sharing what I know as much as I like actual bonsai training.  This website is proof of this and it would print out to over 1,000 pages and is still growing!

         Bonsai can be a wonderful very satisfying hobby and make great gifts for those who love plants.  But too often bonsai die because too many purchase or are given the wrong plant that will not possibly grow in the intended location or the plant is not given the care that it requires.  You should not give bonsai as gifts if that particular tree requires a lot of skill and specific growing conditions!


         Is that true?  Sure it is if the zoo had unlimited resources to create an ideal environment and have a very knowledgeable and conscientious curator and staff. But even then, there are no guarantees as even if they knew a lot,  no one has the experience of actually having been successful.  Is it worth the risk?  If you're giving a bonsai as a gift,  do you really believe your recipient will make the effort to become skillful and knowledgeable and prove the needed environment and care needed?

          It is very possible to be successful if you follow a few basic rules.  Start with trees that will thrive for you in your environment or change your environment to meet the needs of your tree.  Begin with as much character as you can to inspire a mental vision to train toward. Then learn to create vigorous growth so the tree will develop in a very predictable manner!  That's the three basic rules!

          Fuku-Bonsai specializes primarily in premium quality Dwarf Schefflera True Indoor Bonsai and we ship to all parts of the U.S. via FedEx. Plants arrive within 48 hours under our satisfaction and safe arrival guarantee. And if and when you need help or a second opinion, we're just a phone call or email away.

           Dwarf Schefflera is the most durable of all houseplants that have suitable bonsai traits.  Compared to all other known houseplants,  it has superior branching, trunk and root development than any other houseplant.  That's why we specialize in this outstanding tree.  We train a lot of character from very young trees and ALL of our trees have interesting trunks and a complex compact root system within one inch of the soil line.  We train low branches with a stout tapering trunk or multiple trunks. We provide a detailed cultural sheet and include a 2-year supply of exceptional  Nutrient Granules with every tree we ship.

           But most of all,  you know where we are and can call or email if you have any questions or problems.  We're not the cheapest, but we do all that we can to be the best!  Please email or call me if I can be of assistance!

            Regards and aloha,  ~~~David  

             Phone 808-982-9880;


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