The word "bonsai" means "potted tree". It really refers to a process, not a particular tree or shrub; and this process originated in China and was further developed by Japanese culture as far back as the thirteenth century. Everything you need to create a beautiful bonsai tree is right here in this 2.5" square Lucite box. This little kit includes a mini Bonsai pot, herbal seed packet, premium soil, decorative gravel, mini shears and instructions. Good luck!