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Itty Bitty Planter

Tiny plants, big impact

Itty Bitty Planter Project

Indoor Project for Medium or Bright, Indirect Light
Project Time: 30 Minutes

This itty bitty planter features lots of 2-inch miniature foliage plants and is very easy to make! Perfect for small spaces or a desktop. It's even a fun project to introduce kids to gardening.

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Step 1: Find a spot in your home with bright, indirect sunlight

Step 2: Choose a bowl planter that is 10 to 12-in across

Step 3: Fill the container about 1/2 full with Pike's Potting & Container soil

Step 4: Mix in a small handful of Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer

Step 5: Gently remove Itty Bitties from their container & place on top of soil

Step 6: Add more potting soil to fill spaces between plants.

Step 7: Using one of the empty Itty Bitty pots, carefully sprinkle decorative rock between plants.

Step 8: Water well

Care Instructions: This planter will grow best in medium to high light. Water when the soil feels dry an inch or two below the surface. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer such as Bonide Liquid Plant Food.


  • A - Neanthe Bella
  • B - Pilea 'Pan Am'
  • C - Peperomia Congesta
  • D - Pilea 'Baby Tears'
  • E - Hypoestes 'Pola Dot'
  • F - Pilea 'Baby Tears
  • G - Purple Waffle Plant
  • H - Begonia Hybrid
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Shopping List

  • 8 - Miniature foliage plants, choose your favorites
  • 1 - Pike Potting & Container soil, 8 qt. bag
  • 1 - Bag of decorative pebbles
  • 1 - Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer, 1lb or 4lb bag
  • 1 - 10" bowl container