Just add water! Take the guess work out of formulas and measuring. Our hypertufa mix is a pre-mixed bag of portland cement, peat moss, lightweight aggregates, and fibers. Perfect for the DIY type wanting to try hypertufa without the need for buying bulky ingredients. The bags are an easily manageable 17 lbs, and will produce several small to medium size planters.
Hypertufa container gardening originated in the Orient and was very popular in England during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The English reclaimed old stone watering troughs and used them for planting containers. This concept quickly spread to the U.S., but as the availability of natural troughs declined, gardeners looked for substitutes.
Hypertufa is made of peat moss, perlite, cement, and reinforced with chopped fiber. This combination makes the containers lightweight and porous. With age, they will gain beauty, attract lichens and mosses, and resemble stone. They are easy to care for and can be left outside year round. The thick walls of these Hypertufa planters act as an insulator against harsh elements. The container walls also retain moisture, thus nurturing the plants.