This is the largest website resource portal for information about Tropical & True Indoor Bonsai™.  Each of the sections below contain a number of articles on the various title subjects.  Our goal is to edit and reorganize this LARGE section to be an authoritive "True Indoor Bonsai Handbook" to aid our customers and those interested in "houseplant - low light, high-success bonsai".


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        "INDOOR BONSAI"   (An introduction)    Most people kill their bonsai because they purchased or were given the wrong tree that would not easily grow in their conditions.  Much of this is unfortunately due to the term "INDOOR BONSAI" being used very loosely. This is a series of articles that serves as an introduction to successfully grow True Indoor Bonsai™.        

         HOW TO BUY BONSAI!  (A linked series of articles)    Fuku-Bonsai is the result of David's early students needing the right starter bonsai that can thrive for them.  He saw the need for "prepared bonsai stock with character" and now Fuku-Bonsai produces the most successful gift bonsai and workshops for anyone who can grow houseplants.  For most, growing bonsai successfully really starts with starting right and this series of articles provides details.

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         THERE REALLY ARE NO SECRETS!  This section provides most answers  . . . how to create optimum growth  . . .  possible causes of problems and what to do   . . . training techniques! THIS IS THE PLACE TO START TO LEARN TRUE INDOOR BONSAI! 

         THE BASICS OF FUKU-BONSAI STYLING!      "Bonsai" is like "painting" and is an art, craft, and hobby. We specialize in Dwarf Schefflera and have developed three major distinctive innovative ways to train "SUMO," "ROOTS," and "HAWAIIAN DRAGONS." 

           FUKU-BONSAI WORKSHOPS!     The workshop materials feature professionally prepared stock with a lot of character, and carefully selected needed components. We supply and serve as a resource for casual or group instructors. THE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP PACKAGE IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WAY TO LEARN, GROW, OR TEACH BONSAI!  EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION!

          FUKU-BONSAI'S 1:10 PROJECT    BONSAI IN POTS 1/10TH AS DEEP AS THEY ARE WIDE!  Most beginners start with deep pots.  By potting into shallow containers, we set a new standard to upgrade our educational collection and to teach newest staff advanced techniques from the start!

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            DWARF SCHEFFLERA BONSAI     (Care and portal page)  This is the exceptional and most durable houseplant with ideal bonsai traits.  We were amongst the first to grow it and it's Fuku-Bonsai's specialty and we've grown it since the early 1970's.  This portal includes some of the outstanding Dwarf Schefflera bonsai in the world!

          LEARNING AND TEACHING TRUE INDOOR BONSAI!    A new portal page for the True Indoor Bonsai Study Groups who want to learn either the standard Introductory Workshops or the special new 1:10 Project Workshops being developed. 

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        Bonsai has an ancient history but there's been dramatic changes in the last 25 years!  This portal includes extensive information on Hawaiian tropical outdoor bonsai. Hawaii plays an international role in promoting bonsai as a hobby and as a bridge to international friendship and peace. It is a leader in tropical bonsai and now training its fifth generation.

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        True Indoor Bonsai are celebrations of mature tropical trees.  These multiple apex-arched branched structures are introduced with simpler forms that become increasingly complex to allow understanding of the exotic shapes of rainforest banyans!

        Jerry Meislik of Montana is amongst the most involved in bonsai, a respected authority on Ficus and Banyan Bonsai, and author of FICUS, the Exotic Bonsai! He loves tropical bonsai but lives near the Canadian border. He's made numerous contributions to this website. There's a lot to learn from him and this portal will include links to his many articles.  Journal Contributing Editor Emeritus (September 2014).  Contact him at jerry@bonsaihunk.us

         Ron is also from Montana and has visited several times.  One visit resulted in an article published in the American Bonsai Society Journal.  He's written several articles for the website, has taken on a major new challenge, and promises to provide updates.  His portal page will keep his articles together!

RYAN CHANG - Hawaii's Bonsai Fast-Track Study Group Leader!        
         Ryan's energy, enthusiasm, and innovative spirit produced a remarkable record in his first Fuku-Bonsai year!  He is learning quickly and willing to share both his successes and failures. Ryan is developing a exciting rock sculpturing and planting abilities. Journal Contributing Editor

JOHN "JAY" BORYCZKO - Our "In & Out" specialist!
        Jay is a Michigan old-timer growing traditional temperate climate bonsai outdoors most of the year, who grows a few tropicals that need winter protection indoors, and has begun True Indoor Bonsai and will be running trials both indoors and outdoors whenever night temperatures are above 55°F Journal Contributing Editor

RUSS MANN - Montana's Fast-Track II!
         Within two weeks, Russ ordered, received and completed three Introductory Workshops Packages, assisted in pioneering two new training concepts, and even did a "redo" when there was a communication glitch!

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        Penjing arrived in Hawaii over 200 years ago but has been less popular. The art and philosophy of the aristocrats are closer to American values and penjing has played a major role at Fuku-Bonsai! This section discussed ancient Chinese philosophy and training techniques that are very applicable to Hawaii and American values.

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       Japanese Bonsai came to Hawaii over 125 years ago with immigrants who came to work in the plantations and stayed to build a better life. There early tropical efforts with Japanese temperate climate plants had modest success and a Hawaiian-Japanese hybrid form of bonsai has emerged.