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
- Make sure your container has drainage holes and add a layer of gravel on the bottom to help with drainage.
- Fill the pot hallway up with potting soil.
- Place the plants in the pot leaving a space for the driftwood. Fill in with potting soil and press down.
- 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.
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.