Hippo Planter (+ cactus / succulent)
Regular price £20.00
Despite their enormous size, hippos are great swimmers and can hold their breath for up to five minutes underwater! That fact is almost as fun as this planter, which comes in two colours - perfect for brightening up the shelf or starting your very own herbivore herd!
Our hippo planters are light weight and feature a drainage hole to help maintain healthy plant roots.
Choose to include a cactus or succulent so that this hippo is ready to rock your home, office, or make someone's day as a gift. These plants are low-maintenance, but our pack includes care instructions and a potting kit with layers of rock, soil, and sand to make it even simpler.
Plastic, sand, soil, stones, cactus or succulent.
this hippo is around 16cm long, 6cm wide, with a planter hole of 2.5 x 3.5 cm.
Cactus or succulent included will not always match those pictured.
Due to government restrictions, plants can only be included in orders destined for the UK or Europe.
Processing is typically 1-2 business days. 1st Class shipping to the mainland UK is an additional 1-2 days. Please allow for minimum 5 days if outside this area. If you need your parcel by a specific deadline please contact me.
Cactus Care Tips: The most common question I get asked is 'How NOT to kill your Cactus'
So here it is plain and simple...
Cactus Tips: Luckily our little prickly friends are hearty creatures & are built for mother nature's land of neglect... the desert. The most common cactus or succulent killer is over watering. Your cactus wants 'dry feet' as its typical terrains are dry & arid, so go easy on H2O so the roots don't rot.
Only water when soil dries. This can range depending the environment, but usually once a month in cooler seasons & no more than twice a month in warmer seasons. During the winter cold season cacti and succulents become dormant so you do not need to water them, give them a lil winter break. Ideally use a spray bottle or mister & try not to water the actual plant, but the soil directly around the base.
Your concrete planter porous so the pot itself recreates a rocky base and imitates the natural layers for drainage that the plants enjoy from their desert home. Also each parcel includes a layer of extra stones for the pot bottom to help with drainage for roots & extra acidic cactus soil. As a rule of thumb it's good to re-pot your cactus or succulent every 2-4 years, either if it's grown enough to go up a pot size, but mainly to replenish the soil's nutrients.
Cacti & Succulents prefer light & warmth, but avoid direct sun as they can burn. To assist with growth & flowering use cactus feed in every other watering.
Thank you for your support & I hope your purchase brings you a little sunshine indoors.