How can you not fall in love with these ancient-looking stone planters.?
They are made with hypertufa which is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, and peat moss. This mixture cures into a stone-like planter that is heavy and durable, but lighter than cement.
Its surface has an aged appearance due to the peat inside the mix which will deteriorate over time leaving the surface dimpled and then moss or lichen grow upon the surface just adding the the aged appearance….
which I adore!
Check here for the instructions and videos to learn how to make these. It’s easy and fun to make. They can be stained or painted any color and holes can be drilled in them easily since they are just thin “concrete.”
See this updated post for directions and video.
You will find a detailed explanation of how to make your own hypertufa planter.
It is like being a child and playing in the mud.
I have my recipes and videos too! You can make a beautiful ancient-looking container yourself !
And you can plant it any way you like. You are NOT limited to succulents or cactus. You can make a lovely shade dish or trough for shade garden.
And I will show you how to make moss grow on it!