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A quick little project for a succulent or cactus planter!

Step 1: Print

Here's the file - not my design! Credit to Hitsman.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:381599

I printed at .15mm, 7% infill, 2 shells, on a Replicator 2.

Step 2: Drill (optional)

Ideally the model would have a bigger hole, but this works just fine.

If your plant doesn't have any roots, skip this step!

Step 3: Paint (Optional)

Since I didn't have this color PLA, I just bought some spraypaint. I used Montana Black - Tiffany.

http://www.artistspraycolor.com/products/Montana-B...

Step 4: Plant

To begin, I put a small layer of pebbles for drainage at the bottom of the pot. Ideally, the pot should have holes in the bottom as well.

I used a potting mixture of 2:1 soil to sand.

The cactus I used is a Astrophytum myriostigma. I purchased one here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/178059342/astrophytum...

After digging the cactus out of its original pot, clear the extra dirt off the roots. Then carefully tuck it into the planter. I used a small stick to help push the roots through. Then, dig a small hole in the pot for the roots. Add your planter! Be sure to put extra dirt inside the planter itself! The stick can help here too.

<p>May I know exactly what plant that is? I bought the same species and I'm trying to find out what it's called. Thanks!</p>
<p>Lovely</p>
<p>LOL cool!</p>
great stuff! I am looking for neat ideas for my middle school stem class. we don't have a 3d printer yet but hopefully we will get one soon. we can design characters in AutoCAD though!
<p>So cool. Unfortunately we don't have 3d printers in the area.</p>
<p>I can't take this.</p><p>You should like add a proximity sensing watergun to it or something. Its too awesome.</p>
O______O <br><br><br>This is to awesome for words
<p>:O :O Absolutely adorable!</p>
Sooooooo cute! I love the little Bulbasaur concept=)
<p>Adorably nostalgic! </p>
<p>I love this XD. Im desperate for a 3D printer</p>
<p>You are my daughters hero.</p>
always nice to see a Pok&eacute;mon project pop up! I want a 3d printer so bad maybe sometime this fall but ill be coming back to this one.
Good Job!Put a vegetable moss on a flore,for very effect!
<p>This is brilliant! Such a clever idea!</p>
<p>So cute! :)</p>

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