Stumpery Pot recipe

Don’t have the space for a stumpery? Try this mini version in a pot!
What you need

  • Container of your choice
  • Gravel for drainage
  • Potting soil
  • A piece of driftwood
  • A selection of plants
  • Wire
  1. Make sure your container has drainage holes and add a layer of gravel on the bottom to help with drainage.
  2. Fill the pot hallway up with potting soil.
  3. Place the plants in the pot leaving a space for the driftwood. Fill in with potting soil and press down.
  4. Attach some air plants and a bromeliad to the driftwood with a bit of wire and place in the pot making sure it’s secure.

The plants
Tanya chose a selection of plants that contrast in colour and texture.

  • Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Rouge’ – tolerant to the heat and cool weather too, this pretty green-leaved plant will take on a port wine colour as the heat rises.
  • Pteris straminea – an easy to grow fern with textural green leaflets.
  • Bromeliad neoregelia – known as the most showy of the bromeliads in a variety of colours and patterns.
  • Tillandsia species – pretty epiphytes that need no soil and absorbs moisture and nutrients through their leaves.
The Gardener