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Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

I just read this tutorial about making mini-planters for succulents out of recycled wine corks.

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It looks cute, but is it good for the plants? I wouldn't want to make a bunch of these and have them end up dead in a month.

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

Those little planters are cute, but WAY too teeny. Nothing is going to grow in there for more than a week or so.
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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

Yeah, that figures. :/ Thanks.

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

It depends on what you put in them. I hollowed out some wine corks & put cuttings of various plants of micro-stature. Some last for a couple years, some plants outgrow more quickly. They dry quickly & need to be braced if outside so they can't blow away.

plants to consider:
Sedum album, rubrutinctum, burrito
Jovibarba
Phedimus, various species
propagated leaf-babies from smaller-stature rosette plants like Echeveria, Sedeveria, Graptoveria
Crassula muscosa
Rhipsalis pilosa

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

Most definitely you can grow a succulent in there. My daughter is a miniature garden enthusiast and wants me to start a forum category for miniature container gardens.

My daughter's growing a succulent inside of a seashell, in a window ledge in one of our bathrooms. It receives moisture from when someone showers as well as an occasional light watering.
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Indoor Miniature Garden in a Sea Shell
Indoor Miniature Garden in a Sea Shell

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

There's a variation of this cork mini-planter that involves using a glue gun to glue a magnet to the back of the cork planter so you can stick it to your fridge. Looks pretty cool.

Anyone want to try it?

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

The plant in that sea shell looks like an air plant. An air plant is a type of succulent that doesn't need to be in soil. Not all succulents are like that though...if you used an air plant in the cork that would be really cute!

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Re: Wine cork planters--is this a good idea?

Yes, that looks like Tillandsia ionantha.

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