Hypertufa Planters

What is Hypertufa?

 Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate stone troughs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in England. Hypertufa is a lightweight and durable porous material  and there are hundreds of different recipes.  The most common  one is using  peat moss, Portland cement, sand  and Perlite.

Benifits of Hypertufa planters

* Made from a mixture of Peat moss, 

     Perlite and Portland cement.  

* lightweight and porous yet durable.  

* Retain moisture for less watering. 

* No leaking.  

* Superior air circulation that  

     encourages plant growth.

* Orchids, herbs, succulents and many

     other plants thrive in them. 

 * They can be used either inside or   

      outside 

* Withstand harsh weather conditions.  

* Hand crafted  

The process

  My Hypertufa planters are made from my handmade mixture peat moss, Perlite , recycled shavings, bark and cement.  It is  hand pressed into molds and manipulated to the right thickness and design. They are then placed in plastic bags for 24 to 36 hours. Then they are ready to be carved, distressed and detailed (the fun part). These lovely planters are placed back into double-sealed bags where they sit for up to 21 to 30 days - slowly curing for strength. During this curing process they are periodically sprayed with water to make sure they do not dry too quickly. Finally, they come out of the bags and finish air-drying. The last stage is soaking them for a few days in water to allow the lime to leak out of them. This entire creative journey takes 4 to 5 weeks.