Succulents Love Rugged Rustic Pots

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Got succulents needing a pot? Why not choose Hypertufa Planters? They’ve got the perfect conditions for these drought tolerant plants.


The roots of succulents are usually of two types; one longish tap root, then lots of fine and delicate hair roots.

The hair roots reach out to the sides of their container, then hit a rough surface and branch out. Hypertufa planters provide the perfect situation for this – more roots equal more stability.

Check out some of my hypertufa creations here;

There are lots of options, from tiny little thumb pots, to gigantic troughs – all of them make great homes to hardy succulents, and as an added bonus, they don’t require much in the way of winter care.

Just keep them close to the ground but with room for water to drain out, and they’ll just continue to get better every year.

There’s something about moss growing on rustic hypertufa planters!

Succulent Planter Gallery

How do you contain your succulents? Share it! Do you have a crafty way to display your collection of succulent plants, Sedum, Sempervivum or other gorgeous Drought Smart Plants? Add your favorite planter to the Gallery for inspiration and ideas.

See other Succulent Planter ideas below…

…click on the links to get inspired…


Mohawk Babies 
Why do baby dolls creep me out so much? I was never a girly girl and preferred Lego over Barbie any day of the week. But there’s just something great …


I tryed the recipe suggested for Hypertufa hands….did it!!! 
Hypertufa mixture in surgical gloves. Poke holes in ends of fingers to let out air and drape palm down on top of a spray paint can …makes good pocket …


A Handful of Hypertufa Hands from a Different Perspective 
Here is the same little handful of hypertufa hands as this post from above so you can see the textures of all the little miniature Sempervivum. …


A Handful of Hypertufa Hands 
I had so much fun with these hypertufa hands – they’re tricky to make, because they break so easily, but boy, are they effective. If you have some …


Tufa Sculpture 
I create tufa “sculpture” troughs: one-of-a-kind, free-form “art pots”… crafted specifically to showcase & enhance the unique & interesting shapes, textures …


Hypertufa Head 
I made this head from hypertufa a few years back. I planted some hens and chicks and ignored it. It requires NO mantinence!


Hypertufa Pinch Pots succulent containers 
I’ve been lucky to find other like minded gardeners to show me how to make some really creative and rustic planters for my hardy succulents. Hypertufa …


Tall Succulent Trough 
My first tall hypertufa trough.


Small Trough 
This small trough is planted with NOID (No Identification) semps and sedums. The small tree is an Ulmus minor ‘Jacqueline Hillier’ elm. Unfortunately …


Column Planter 
This is a hypertufa column planter that stands about 4 ft. high. Dragons Blood sedum is on the left, the other semps and sedums are NOIDS (No Identification). …


Two Heads Are Better Than One 
I made these two head planters out of Quikwall. I’ve attached beads to dress them up a bit. The one on the left is planted with Dragons Blood Sedum, …


Hypertufa Basket 
Finding lots of old baskets in the thrift store and garage sales left me trying to find a use for them. If I planted my collection of succulents …

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