Bonsai trees can grow for thousands of years. If well kept, they can grow very old. How long does a bonsai tree live for? Some of the oldest Bonsai in the world are over 800 years; the result of many generations of patience and hard work.
In general, they symbolize harmony, peace, order of thoughts, balance and all that is good in nature.
The word “Bon-sai” (often misspelled as bonzai or banzai) is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means “planted in a container”