How to Make Hypertufa Pots
Make Your Own Artificial Stone Planter
Hypertufa planters are strong, lightweight, resistant to the weather, and decorative. They can be used for succulents, or any other kind of plant you want to put in the planter. It's easy to make your own Hypertufa planters. Hypertufa (pronounced hyper-toofa) is an imitation of tufa, which is a type of limestone.
Hypertufa is made by mixing peat moss, portland cement, and perlite. It looks just like concrete. You can find these products at any local building supply store.
Hypertufa is perfect for plants because it's porous and although it looks like concrete, it's a lot lighter than concrete. Start today and make your cachepot or planting pot!
Handmade Hypertufa Pots
Recipe For Hypertufa Planting Pots
Make Your Own Plant Pots With This Hypertufa Recipe
My hypertufa recipe is quite easy and you'll find it similar to most of the other recipes for hypertufa makers.
- One part pure portland cement
- One part peat moss
- One part perlite
All of these items can be bought at your local building supply store. I've been able to find everything at Lowes and Home Depot. Wally World doesn't have the portland cement, but it does have the perlite and peat moss.
It can be a bit tricky with the water. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add the water in gradually, stopping to mix each time. Once the mixture looks like "cottage cheese" stop. If you can form it into a ball without it falling apart then there is enough water.
You can put the mixture in a pre-made hypertufa mold. The mold can be any shape but be aware that the mixture will stick to the container and you will not be able to remove it unless you line it with plastic or use some sort of barrier such as vegetable oil or vaseline on the inside surface.
Depending on the weather conditions where you live, you may need to reinforce your hypertufa pot as they may crack. To stop your hypertufas from cracking or crumbling, you can reinforce it with chicken wire. Hypertufa can also be sealed with a water proofing sealant available from most hardware stores.
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Buy Hypertufa Pots - Hypertufa Containers for Purchase
You can buy hypertufa pots and you can also buy hypertufa kits so you can make your own cachepots and planters. People are amazed at how much these plant pots look like concrete. Check out the listings on ebay.