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Shohin (5 to 8 Inches, "One-hand")

A shohin sized bonsai tree

Shohin bonsai are a type of bonsai that are small enough to be held in one hand. The word "shohin" means "small goods" in Japanese, and these trees are usually no more than 10 inches (25 cm) tall or wide. Shohin bonsai can be made from various species of trees, such as maples, azaleas, junipers, or pines, but they all share the same challenge of maintaining their health and beauty in a small pot with limited soil and water. Shohin bonsai require frequent watering, fertilizing, pruning, and repotting to keep their roots healthy and their shape balanced. Shohin bonsai are admired for their delicate and refined appearance, as well as their ability to depict the essence of nature in miniature form.

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