Hypertufa - Fall in love with these ancient-looking stone planters.
These garden planters are called hypertufa. Aged-stone-looking garden planters can be made with hypertufa which is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, (or perlite) and peat moss.
This mixture cures into a stone-like material that is heavy and durable but lighter than cement. You can create your own faux cement garden planters in any shape you want.
The surface of hypertufa has an aged appearance due to the peat inside the mix which deteriorates over time leaving the surface dimpled which simulates the passage of time. Moss or lichens grow upon the surface adding to the aged appearance.
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Have you heard about the Draped Cement Pots or Draped Hypertufa?
These unusual planters can be stained or painted any color since any latex paint works, so the sky is the limit. Holes can be drilled in them easily since they are just thin "concrete."
Here on this site you will find a detailed explanation of how to make your own. It is like being a child and playing in the mud.
I have my recipes and videos too! Click here to be directed to the page for the video connection. You can make a beautiful ancient-looking container yourself !
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Remember you can plant hypertufa pots 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.
How about a hypertufa planter but without the cement?
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. Doesn't it look like hypertufa?
I have a full page with instructions on how to do this easily. And since there doesn't have to be any cement, you can plant it right away. Or apply a layer of hypertufa slurry or mortar to make it seem as if it is the real thing......a real hypertufa garden planter.