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No home is complete without a magical floating Air Bonsai tree

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Forget a regular old Bonsai tree — what you need is this epic floating one

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Bonsai trees have long been favoured among homeowners because, not only do they look awesome, they're relatively low maintenance. But it's time for the regular Bonsai tree to step aside because there's a new one — and it's the most magical plant we've ever seen.

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The Air Bonsai literally floats, because the traditional tree was clearly not cool enough. According to Bored Panda, the geniuses behind this idea are Japanese company The Hoshinchu Team who coined the term "Air Bonsai." But really the name would be more fitting if they called it "magic tree," "enchanted forest tree..." the list of names we could come up with is endless.

How the heck did this company manage to make the tree, well, float?

Apparently the bottom half of the tree consists of an "energy base" and the floating ball is the "little star" and how it works is that both halves have magnets embedded in them, so that the "little star" is able to float — pretty awesome, huh?

Forget a regular old Bonsai tree — what you need is this epic floating one
Image: Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden/Kickstarter

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To make it even better, you can pretty much design your own bonsai by picking from a range of elegant flowering plants, bold "matsu" (pines) and mosses.

Forget a regular old Bonsai tree — what you need is this epic floating one
Image: Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden/Kickstarter

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The product is currently in the middle of its Kickstarter campaign and has already well surpassed its goal of $80,000, with $313,613 raised, 1,381 backers and 34 days still to go. It's not surprising because the design is pretty mesmerising.

Of course there are some restrictions with this product. According to Buzzfeed it's illegal to export bonsai trees from Japan and therefore if you live in a different country you will have to receive a locally grown tree. It also costs a pretty penny, as you will have to back the project by $200 (around £140) for just the Air Bonsai Basic Set.

But then again, when you see it in action... you'll have to have it.

If you want to learn more about this plant and how you can get involved you can find it here.

Would you buy something like this for your home? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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