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Eight Gates Bonsai Pot


This bonsai pot uses Chinese symbols to depict the eight gates of tai chi. Use as a bonsai pot or succulent planter!

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An original Print A Pot creation, this Eight Gates bonsai pot has eight sides. Each side is adorned with a Chinese character representing each of the eight gates in Tai Chi. This can also be considered a ‘lucky’ pot: eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture, as it sounds similar to the word for ‘wealth’.

This bonsai pot can be used for bonsai trees, succulent arrangements, cacti, or other small houseplants like orchids.

  • Choose your own color combo
  • Measures 7.5″ W x 7″ L x 3″ H
  • Has 3 drainage holes
  • Made with biodegradable materials

When ordering, the primary color is the main color of the pot, and the secondary color is for the lettering and edges. For the pot shown, red is the primary color and black is the secondary color.


This bonsai pot also has 8 feet to allow for excess water to drain out of the drainage holes. If using this as a planter, please place a drainage or humidity tray underneath. This version of our bonsai pot is indoor-only.


Colors in Chinese culture have different meanings than in Western culture. There are several aspects to each color, but here are some quick meanings:

Red: Lucky, Fire, Happiness
Black: Water, Heaven
Blue: Immortality
Gold or Yellow: Power, Wealth, Earth
Green: Health, Wood
Orange: Change, Spontaneity
Pink: Another shade of red
White: Death, Mourning, Metal

Black and White: Ying and Yang
Red and Gold: Typical colors for Chinese New Year
Blue and Green: Spring colors

Made to Order

We manufacture these in our 3D printing studio on a first-come, first-serve basis. Current processing time: 5-10 days.

Product Materials

We use plant-based plastic (PLA/PHA or PLA) for all of our planters. We've chosen this material for its durability, eco-friendliness, and the fact it is made from plant-based starches.

Can I use this for...?

If you want to use this product for a purpose it's not intended for, please contact us first to be sure it will work!

International Shipping

We are based in the United States and will happily ship to you, but you must agree that:

  • We cannot guarantee delivery dates, as international shipping is out of our hands – it can take over a month or more to arrive to you.
  • Customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. We will not falsify customs documents to reduce the duties you should pay.
  • If you do not agree to these terms, we reserve the right to cancel the order.


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