What Do You Know About Hypertufa?

Hyper whatta? I had to ask that more than once before I got it right. Hypertufa.is a mix of cement, peat moss, perlite and water in varying amounts depending on what you are making with it. Yes, you!
Lighter in weight than concrete, it is strong, durable, less costly and plant friendly! The pictures below are a small sample of what can be done with this medium.

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A pretty bowl filled with plant color and texture **photo courtesy: plantman56.blogspot.com
Not sure what shape you want? Plop down a blob, carve a few grooves for plants ** photo courtesy: drought-smart-plants.com
Don't limit your imagination to just plants
Stacking different shapes can create a feeding station or a birdbath
Moss and lichen attach easily and thrive on the surface, as you can see it is creeping up the ear

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1 question
  • Mbv6715437
    on Jun 24, 2016

    I think I can do the "moss head". What did you do to mold the face, ears and eyes?

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  • Phillip Williams
    on Apr 21, 2014

    These pots have worked out nicely as homes for ferns in a shady area of a pergola. No apparent issues with pH. This hypertufa is fun stuff!

  • KSS
    on May 17, 2017

    I made some forms and had them inside drying for a good month. I put them out last weekend which was very rainy and have noticed that my forms have absorbed the rain water. I am wondering if this is typical or have I done something wrong?
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