August is that time of the year where it’s time to send the new high school grads to college. With the coming months of studying, it’s nice to have something lively on their desk to brighten their work area and hopefully generate some serenity to their hectic schedule.

With all the hustle and bustle of starting school, we know it’s tough to maintain a plant, let alone a bonsai tree. That’s why we recommend the Ficus bonsai tree, a true bonsai but with more forgiving bonsai care requirements. Ficus bonsai trees require moderate watering, and thrive in indoor desk settings. Pairing it with a bonsai tree humidity tray will ensure that they don’t water their homework as well.