'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai
'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai

'Hal' the Chinese Banyan - Specimen Bonsai

$ 3,150.00

This one-of-a-kind tree stands apart from the rest. What you see in the photos are what you get, and there will never be another one like it! This particular tree is 25+ years old!

This special sculptural planter is a collaboration with ceramic artist Kathryn Robinson-Millen. This particular piece was exhibited at The Ace Hotel NY for Earth Day 2019 that depicted a crumbling ruin and the Banyan Tree rising from the destruction.

I’m Hal the Banyan Tree, an old 25+ years old Ficus Microcarpa and native to Southeast Asia. I'm considered the beginner's bonsai for my relatively easy care and can tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions.

I have a main trunk that divides into many branches that support a dense canopy. With enough humidity, I’ll sport aerial roots that hang from my branches. I’m comfortable grown as a houseplant, but also like nice days spent outdoors. 

Keep me in temperatures between 55-80 ̊F. I can tolerate low to bright light conditions, and get watered every 3-5 days or so. Water me more often when it's hot and sunny outside.

Symbolism: I'm highly regarded in Southeast Asia where you'll find me near temples and sacred places because of my strong spiritual significance. I'm also considered sacred by Buddhists. After attaining enlightenment, Buddha was believed to have sat under a Banyan tree for seven days, absorbed in his new-found realization. 

The banyan tree is a symbol of longevity and immortality because I don't allow anything to distract my growth. I will continue life around anything in my path as I have the ability to survive and grow for centuries in the natural world.

Dimensions:

33" Height x 35" Wide

*Free Delivery within Manhattan and Brooklyn only.

**Since this is a large specimen bonsai, we are unable to ship this material at this time.