The fibrous root system cultivated from the RootMaker air pruning pot quickly anchors into the next container size or landscape soil while developing healthy foliar growth.
1. Insert Pot Licker® inside a conventional nursery pot with the white side against the plastic pot wall.
2. Fill the container with growth medium.
3. Plant the liner in the mix.
4. At time of planting into the next size container or into the landscape, simply grasp the end of the Pot Licker® material and peel like a banana. Because roots do not penetrate the Pot Licker® sidewall, removal is easy
5. Clean Pot Licker® with mild soap and water to reuse.
Why are there no bases on the 10-gallon and under Pot Licker®? 10-Gallon and under containers are typically used for only one growing season – too short for roots to reach the bottom of the pot. However, for aggressive rooted species such as Elms and Oaks, or for plants that will remain in the container for more than one growing season, a base should be used. The 15-gallon, 30-gallon, and 45-gallon are sewn with a bi-layer base material for this reason. What is Air Root Pruning? As roots grow out and contact the sidewall of the Pot Licker® the root tips are trapped as they cannot penetrate the material. The air caused the root tip to cauterize. When the tip can no longer extend, it branches back toward the center of the root in a manner as if it had been cut or air-pruned. This causes root branching that develops an extremely fibrous root system throughout the container volume.What plants can be grown using a Pot Licker®? Everything. Trees, annuals, perennials, and vegetables.