#5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots are made from 100% recycled, UV-resistant, and BPA-free plastic. These slotted air pruning nursery pots help nurseries and greenhouses grow stronger, healthier plants. The slots and raised feet give plant roots 360-degree aeration and automatic air pruning. Excellent, even drainage discourages root rot and improves nutrient uptake by the roots. The result is stronger, more fibrous, lateral roots that stimulate strong plant growth overall, reducing loss from transplant shock. They work great with any irrigation system including ebb and flow irrigation systems as well as coconut coir growing media. Request a wholesale quote for RediRoot®
#5 air pruning nursery pots today.
Grow Media for RediRoot® #5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots
Growers of all types of trees, perennials and other crops tend to use the same grow media they have always used with their traditional plastic nursery pots. Most use some type of basic soil mixture and we have even seen growers use less common media such as Growstones or Clay pebbles. Because of the way coco coir expands after the initial watering, we see many growers adding this to their mix. Because of the design of the RediRoot®
#5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots, you will lose a little bit of soil/grow media during the first few waterings, but then the mixture will regulate and accommodate the watering without much loss. The only time you may need to adjust your grow medium is if you are using a fine mix – in which case you might benefit from adding some bulk to the mixture.
RediRoot® #5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots Watering Schedule
The design concept of air root pruning pots is to allow the plant to quickly grow dense fibrous roots. Because of this healthy root structure, your plant is now able to take in more water and nutrients. With the combination of this strong plant root growth and the open slat design of the RediRoot®
#5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots, you may find yourself needing to water more frequently. As every farmer knows, we watch the plant and adjust according to what its appearance tells us. Every commercial grow operation is unique, but the air pruning process occurring with the RediRoot®
#5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots will increase the number of roots making the plant very efficient at drawing up extra moisture out of the grow media. This, along with temperature, may necessitate giving your plants an extra drink of water.
Benefits of RediRoot® #5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots
#5 Air Pruning Nursery Pots will maximize your grow space allowing for an increased number of plants grown in your available space. With the efficient root system developed in the air pot, most growers are able to plant in a RediRoot®
aeration container that is one container size smaller than they would normally use in a traditional solid wall plastic container. Increase root efficiency + increase plant capacity = Increased revenue. We supply nine different sizes RediRoot®
Aeration Containers for this reason:
Do grow temperatures have to be adjusted when using the RediRoot® #5 air Pruning Nursery Pots?
Probably not. Whatever system you have in place to monitor and manage the temperature in your grow space will work just fine.How do I determine what size RediRoot® #5 air Pruning Nursery Potsto use?
Most growers find that many plants and trees can safely be planted in one container size smaller than they use in a solid wall container while still achieving the same amount of growth. The RediRoot Aeration Pot
causes the plant to grow extremely efficient, vigorous root systems that bring nutrients to the plant instead of being a tangled mess of circling roots. Does the watering schedule change?
Maybe. The plant is going to have more dense, fibrous roots than if grown in traditional plastic nursery pots. This, along with the open slat design of the air pot may require you water more frequently than usual. Will the RediRoot® #5 air Pruning Nursery Pots affect nutrient schedules?
No. Continue as you normally would. For a 1-2-punch unleashing optimal plant growth and production, we do suggest you add our organic, microbial root inoculant
into your schedule. This, combined with the healthy roots from the aeration container will increase the quality and volume of your plants.Is special grow media required?
No. But some growers add coco coir into their soil mixture as it expands after the initial watering to keep water from escaping through the open slats of the air pruning pot.