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New Kaimuki shop Plantoem captures the poetry of plants

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Zoe Zhang opened her shop Plantoem in August. The Kaimuki establishment offers plants for sale along with a place to relax, have tea and view works of local artists.

Growing houseplants was only a hobby until COVID-19 put Zoe Zhang out of a job last year. In August she turned an online venture into her dream business — a community garden cafe. Read more

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