cactus hypertufa succulent succulents

Jelly Bean Box (Hypertufa Succulent Planter)

What fun, making a pot out of dirt. Actually hypertufa is a mix of peat, perlite, and cement but working with it is just like making mud pies. I went for the rustic look so I did not screen the peat, making it lumpier with some sticks. And I colored it “charcoal” to avoid the sidewalk-look. Click on each photo for details.

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Succulents in the Swamp

Although we tracked through mud and puddles 3″ deep, the cactus and succulents were dry at Isaac Farms in Homestead, Florida. ┬áSolid fiberglass and poly roofs kept most of the typical daily rainfall off of these drought-tolerant plants.

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