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• Davis gardener and succulents expert Gerhard Bock, author of Succulents and More, creates his own hypertufa pots for growing more succulents:
Ive been wanting to making hypertufa pots for years. As is the case with so many things, however, I never got around to it. Until today. I finally had everything I needed including spare time so there was no more excuse.
There are many different recipes for hypertufa but typically it is made of Portland cement, perlite and peat moss. I used two gallons of Portland cement, two gallons of perlite and four gallons of peat moss. To make my pots extra strong, I added 1/2 cup of nylon fibers. I ordered them from Amazon, and I have a feeling the one pound bag will last me a lifetime.
Read more at: www.succulentsandmore.com