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I’ve been mak­ing up th­ese ‘Plants in Mugs’, and they have all taken read­ily. I’ve bought most of the mugs at op shops for $1 or less. To make them, par­tially fill a mug with pot­ting mix, add a suc­cu­lent or tiny cut­ting, then just a lit­tle water every 10 days or so, de­pend­ing on the cli­mate. A lit­tle sun­shine and they’re happy. They don’t need a drainage hole – just water less. As they grow, gen­tly re­move from the mug, cut off some roots, maybe di­vide them, and re­place with fresh pot­ting mix.

Ju­dith-Anne Tahir, Delo­raine, Tas

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