These are made with hypertufa which is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, (or perlite) 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 to the aged appearance….which I adore!
Are you looking for Draped Hypertufa?
Check here for the instructions and videos to learn how to make these. It’s easy and fun. 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.
Need The Recipe To Make Hypertufa? Check the Procedure Page.
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 your shade garden.
And I will show you how to make moss grow on it!
How about a hypertufa planter but without the cement?
I call this “Almost” Hypertufa.
It’s made from any discarded styrofoam box! And you can do it in a few hours and be ready to plant the next day.
Read about making it under the tab “Almost Hypertufa.”
Come and explore and you will learn about hypertufa and how wonderfully it can enhance your garden and maybe fall in love with it as I have.
Lots of Videos and Tutorials If you need to see it demonstrated, I have a lot of videos showing me in action making these hypertufa projects.
Check them out and let me know what you think!
Take a look around the site and find something you like. Make it and you will be hooked on hypertufa forever. It is just such an awesome planter to have in your garden…………or to have many in your garden.
Be sure to leave some comments for me. I appreciate each one. I like to hear what your think about the pictures and posts. I will try and answer any questions you may have.