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The gallery shelves with an assortment of small bonsai trees

Welcome to Plant Workshop, the online home for Monstera (The Indoor Plant Store) and Ponsonby Plants … and Bonsai of New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

Follow us on instagram at @ponsonbyplants and @monsteramonstera

Ponsonby Plants is at 252d Ponsonby Road (Ponsonby); hours: 8:30 – 5 everyday (approx)

Monstera is at the City Works Depot (lower area of Sale Street, so Gate S). Hours are 10- 5 everyday (approx); text us at 027 341 6610.

You can contact Monstera at monstera (@) plantworkshop.org and contact PP at ponsonby (@) plantworkshop (dot) org. Enter your email (below, right) for notice of new posts. To search, scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find the search function.

Monstera – The Indoor Plant Store

Got back in time and get groovy with some retro houseplants for your home or office. We have a great range of indoor plants as well as cactus and succulents, and bonsai, and heaps of gift goodies. Now open 3 months! Say you saw this ad on our website and get 20 percent off any plant

Open June 1: Monstera

 

 

When supply meets demand…

Come visit our new flagship indoor plant shop at City Works Depot – Auckland City. Specialising in indoor greenery, succulents and cactus, bonsai, and orchids.

The shop resides in the dramatic architectural setting of “the hoppers,” with an extended terrarium-like structure that glows with light.

We’re a great gift shop, with heaps of other goodies too.

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Small ceramic pots make nice succulent dishes

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Full dish of treats

 

Nice succulent dishes, with cacti and porcelain ceramics. $38 each at Ponsonby Plants.

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mugo pine bonsai resting on shelf

 

A newly repotted mugo pine bonsai in a handsome purple-clay bonsai pot. Not for sale yet, needs to settle in.

At Ponsonby Plants, we’re now making our own hand-made pots. Here’s a shot of some, with good proper, huge, drain holes. No glaze yet, these are just raw, thrown pots. More to come…

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Grouping of Canna Lily

Now at Ponsonby Plants – beautiful, strong, bright lilies… in ruby, yellow, and dark orange.

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Manuka – in flower

 
 
Some recent trees introduced at Ponsonby Plants.

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The Monster – Ficus

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Japanese Maple (acer pal.)

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Japanese Cypress

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Echeveria in flower – en masse

Echeverias love to flower but the blooms are usually not much to look at. This echeveria is, however, a flowering sensation.

Now on sale – in bloom – at Ponsonby Plants… while they last.

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CLICK TO ENLARGE !

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Close-up

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Venus Fly Traps and Pitcher Plants now in stock

 

Come to Ponsonby Plants and see our new stock of carnivorous plants … and flowering frangipani !

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Venus and Mars

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Frangipani now in stock – and flowering

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Frangipani Flower

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Two-toned pink

Cacti have been busy flowering this last month. A few examples.

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Wait for it…

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From afar

 

A near perfect Aloe, awaiting customers at the door.

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Teeth Visible

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Jaws

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Just re-potteed (tricky job for sure!)

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(overhead)

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(in situ)

 

‘Mt Tiger’ Aloe is said to be a mini-ature form of millotii aloe. With narrow leaves and long white stripes and teeth, it’s shown here in a large pot as a dense mound of interwoven leaves.

Zoom in for a closer look by clicking on photo of choice.

Some shots of the ever-popular Phalaenopsis Orchid (aka ‘Moth Orchid’).

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Hand picked and in transit from nursery to Ponsonby Plants

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Assortment

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Stare-down

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A favorite (1)

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A favourite (2)

Juniper over rock in a vintage Hanmer (New Zealand) pot.

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(overhead)

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(front)

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Red (Japonica) from Japan

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White (Japonica), from Japan

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Example of bonsai style

 

From the rose family, the chaen-omeles are a deciduous flowing shrub related to the quince and often referred to as “flowering quince.” They have serrated leaves and clustering 5-petal flowers that are about 4cm in diameter.

With their lush bulbous flowers, the chaen-omeles make a nice keshiki. Two are shown here from Ponsonby Plants, in hand-made New Zealand pots.

The lower photo shows an example of a chaen-omeles in full bonsai style.

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