A hypertufa is merely an artificial rock. It comes from the words hyper and tufa. A hyper connotation is extreme or excessive. A tufa is a scientific name that basically means limestone or mineral. A tufa is created through a process of separating of carbonate minerals to a solid material. Thus, a hypertufa is an extreme mineral. It is identified as artificial since it is man made. In point of fact, a hypertufa is a replacement for a natural tufa. It is a slow process of separating a carbonate mineral to a solid material. Therefore, its end result is very porous. The porosity of a hypertufa helps a plant grow. In view of the fact that it is advantageous to plants, it is made for the use of alpine gardens. An alpine garden is normally located in a high altitudes place such as in Himalayas, Rocky Mountains and more. As a result, a hypertufa is prominent for making garden stuff such as pots. It is weight is very light compared to the other materials used for garden pots. It is very useful especially for gardeners and nature lovers.