The overall cost of a Bonsai tree relies largely on three main factors: its age, type, and where it was acquired from. The cheapest Bonsai trees are the youngest ones of the most common types and raised on a farm or nursery. Comparatively, bonsai trees from the wild, especially older ones, are extremely rare, which will significantly increase its price tag.
Bonsai trees can either be real or fake, but within the true art of bonsai, the trees are real and tended to in historical fashion. They are kept in smaller pots or trays, and kept small and shaped in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to the owner. Artificial bonsai trees can be bought online and require very little, if any, maintenance.