ISSUE 68  |  Africana

Design Sleuth: Corrugated Zinc Planter

April 15, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

My zinc planter is the perfect size and color to host my favorite purple-tinged succulents in a tabletop container garden. I don’t remember where I got it, but the other day I spotted an identical zinc planter at Anthropologie. In three sizes. Temptation, thy name is corrugated metal:

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Above: My round zinc planter is 7.5 inches in diameter and 4 inches high; the right size container garden for nearly any table or counter, indoors or out. An identical Small Ridged Zinc Pot is $14 from Anthropologie. Photograph by Michelle Slatalla

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Above: In addition to the Small Ridged Zinc Pot (L) I used to make a tabletop succulent garden, Anthropologie sells two taller versions suitable for a single plant with deeper roots; the taller Ridged Zinc Pots are $12 and $20 apiece, depending on height.

Looking for more creative ways to group succulents? See DIY: Succulent Table Garden.

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Above: There’s no drainage hole in my zinc planter, so I put a layer of gravel in the bottom beneath the potting soil. Photograph by Michelle Slatalla.

Looking for a tabletop container suitable to plant a collection of succulents? See World’s Best Tabletop Garden.