After finishing a container of chocolates, I realized the transparent pyramid shaped container would also make a great cp house; and with all the bogs and natural terrarium projects going on, why not?
Below is a picture of the plan for my cp pyramid. The pyramid is a square based pyramid, measuring 17.5cm X 17.5cm for the base and 16cm high. I plan to add small or slow growing cps that enjoy higher temperatures since the enclosed space will become hot and humid.
There will be no pots inside the pyramid, instead, stratigically positioned rocks will be used. Small amounts of peat and sphagnum will be stuffed between the gaps where the rocks meet and cps will be grown there.
The problem with this idea is the lack of soil. I will need plants that have shallow roots. The pygmies on the bottom of the pyramid will only have about 1cm deep of soil, so that will be a problem. I may have to switch some of them around to accomidate the roots. Another problem is the humidity. I am guessing the humidity will be relatively high, so I will need some plants who will resist rotting. The capensis might not enjoy the high humidity. A third problem is space. I will have to cram all the plants into a small confined area, although I'm hoping it will look specatcular when finished. Lastly, all flower stalks will have to be cut due to the lack of head room.
At least this project will keep me busy though the summer [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] .
The materials I have so far include the pyramid and some of the plants. My first step will be to find some suitable rocks. This will take me a few days since I need to find them and clean them, too. Wish me luck [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . Zongyi
P.S. the chocolate brand was Ferrero Rocher, and man are they good [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
EDIT: MISTAKE- The nep should be N. campanulata instead of clipeata [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] .