Intro: Floppy Disk Succulent Planter
I have a huge box of floppy disks that I ma gradually finding projects to use them up on
Step 1: Supplies
Each planter requires:
5 x floppy disks (I like to use something interesting for the front these set is MSDOS 6.21, something plain for the sides and the base and something coloured for the back)
4 x Cable ties (I like to match the colour to the colour of the disk used for the back)
Silicone sealant (Hot glue would probably work just fine)
Step 2: Construction
- Lay the discs out to form a cross, make sure you leave a small gap between them, when assembled the discs sit on top of the base disc.
- Put a couple of small pieces of tape to hold the discs together while you cable tie the tops.
- Using the holes already in the discs cable tie them together, The side discs sit inside the front and back.
- Wrap the aluminium tape around the base and tuck underneath, this is the first step in waterproofing
- Then seal all the internal seams with silicone.
Step 3: Planting
- Mix the alpine gravel with a little of the cactus compost and place a layer in the base of the pots. Mixing the compost with the gravel helps to enable the water to drain through.
- Top up the rest of the planter with cactus compost
- Plant your plants
- Top dress the planters with Alpine gravel
- For most succulents place in a bright sunny spot without direct sun, water regularly during the growing season and less frequently during the winter.