Propagation cell trays by RediRoot are uniquely designed with sidewall open slits to increase aeration to the root zone starting at the very beginning of the growth process. Plants with a healthy start will have a strong finish by yielding better quality and heavier crops later. This unique aeration design gives developing plant roots more access to oxygen so they breathe more freely. At the time of transplanting, plants propagated with this method of air root pruning will develop sturdier, hardier, and faster while avoiding propagation issues of standard designed trays such as damping off and insects which occur when a plant is weakened by warm, water-logged conditions.
Benefits of RediRoot Propagation Cell Trays
To achieve a healthy plant top, attention must be paid to the roots. The RediRoot Aeration Propagation Cell Tray provides three distinct benefits:
Ambient Oxygen: Traditional solid wall nursery pots restrict airflow and breathability. Plant roots need oxygen to grow. While most plant types need higher moisture levels when they are young to prevent dehydration, this saturation fills up all the open space in the soil/mixture of a standard solid wall pot starving the plant roots of oxygen. The RediRoot Aeration Propagation Cell Trays eliminates this issue as the design does not confine any of the roots.
Improved Drainage: This design eliminates water-logged grow media and moisture pooling at the bottom of the container.
Growth Hormone Production: Air Root Pruning occurs when developing plant roots reach the slits of the cells of the propagation trays. This root tip pruning stimulates the growth hormones called cytokinins. Instead of one long root that wraps around the container walls, root branching will occur toward the interior resulting in a dense root system for a more resilient transplant.
RediRoot Aeration Propagation Cell Tray Configuration Options
These aeration propagation cell trays are available in two configurations:
Sheet Trays (18-, 32-cell): Non-removable cells, automation compatible
Rack System (18-, 32-, 48-cell): Removable cells held in a sturdy racking system easily moved around in your grow space