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This is a size 7 black stiletto, upcycled of course into a new life. I removed the top of the shoe, sanded it, drilled holes for drainage, and then planted it with a pink-spined ferocious cactus called ferocactus.

The cactus plant will need very bright light and just a little water from time to time. In return, it'll repay you with a stark reminder of how hard it is to...well, to be a woman.

sustainability: I use only natural and organic fertilizers and soil. most of my plants are from a local Berkeley grower who is 100% certified organic

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey

Remember Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce? If you haven't seen this film, see it now! Or better yet, The Damned Don't Cry? Love the tough-as-nails Joan. May the woman-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks prevail!


Mildred Pierce. stiletto cactus planter. eco friendly. feminist art. indoor garden giddyspinster


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cactus plant, recycled stiletto heel, soil
  • Only ships within United States.
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