Hypertufa containers are composed of materials that are
easily available. They can be made without too much of
difficulty, by the majority of gardeners, thereby providing
an attractive alternative to costly pots and tubs.
Container gardening has some great advantages. It helps in
the provision of accurate conditions and soil mixes for
certain plants. They can be converted into tailor-made
stuffs by adding specific soil conditioners, and
fertilizers, followed by 'environment change'. The shifting
of these containers from sun to shade is easily possible.
It should be carried out in order to provide protection
against wind and frost. The urbanized population can derive
maximum pleasure from these containers, as they suffer from
a 'lack of garden space'.
Hypertufa has an aesthetic compatibility with most of
the paving and building materials. That's why; it does not
give the feeling of 'odd man out' in garden-like situation.
It has an antique look and attracts mosses and lichens.
Hypertufa gets very well camouflaged with shrubs and plants
in garden. These tubs have a plant friendly nature. The
porous and bulky wall thickness enacts the role of a water
reservoir. Air can easily reach the roots due to the porous
nature of Hypertufa container. These hypertufa containers are
conducive to many kinds of plants. They are good,
particularly for cacti, alpine plants, and succulents.
Tufa Rock finds its man-made substitute in Hypertufa.
Tufa can be defined as a cellular, spongy rock in
'limestone country'. It is particularly found in the areas
where there is an active participation of water in wearing
& 'leaching out' of original materials, thereby getting
a porous, spongy effect. This naturally occurring stone has
been carved and hollowed out for planters and tubs for
ages. Versatility is the biggest point to bank upon.
Besides tubs and pots, its use is in the making of hypertufa pots, troughs,
birdbaths, stepping stones, seats, sculptures, benches, steps and hypertufa planters. Proper and timely surface treatment makes it rugged.
It does not involve the use of any special tools. If one
wishes to try it out it can prove to be quite cheap and
completely original. Just an artistic point of view is