II air pruning pot has revolutionized horticulture containers. The design has been refined for decades. The unusual air pruning pot design creates better plant growth in multiple ways. Healthy bacteria can release more nutrients to the plant due to the well-drained and aerated grow media, and the root system structure of the plant is dramatically improved from the increased airflow pruning the root tips. This air pruning process begins with the taproot. As soon as the tip is dehydrated from contact with the air, the subsequent pruning that takes place stimulates lateral root growth. At that point, every new root is guided to an air hole along the air pot wall where it, too, will be air pruned thus further stimulating additional lateral root branching back at the stem. This repeated process causes the tree to develop a massive amount of outward-pointing fibrous roots. More lateral roots enable the plant to absorb more water and nutrients, stimulating faster plant growth. These root-building air pots produce a dense mass of fibrous roots with NO circling. When the tree is eventually planted into the landscape it will be healthy enough to instantly establish itself into the soil. Roots power the plant. Their importance cannot be ignored.
RootBuilder® II Air Pots 1 Pint for Tree Nurseries
Exceptional growth rate using the air pruning pots in tree nurseries makes it possible to shorten the production time by up to one year. Compared to field-grown trees, growers may see an increase of 50% from the same area of land. Plastic nursery containers cause root deformity by way of root circling which clearly affects the trees’ growth rate. On average, a tree without root deformity grows faster (sometimes as much as 40% more) and increases the rate of growth as the trees mature. The benefits of growing in RootBuilder®
containers are not limited
RootBuilder® II Air Pots 1 Pint System for Cannabis
Pick the right pot, and you’ll see your cannabis plant develop into a vigorous specimen, offering you as many buds as its genetics allows. Time, thought, and minor financial investment in selecting a high-quality growing container is more than worth it. RootBuilder®
II air pot systems allow the roots of the cannabis plant to stretch out and search for oxygen without getting constricted – just like it would do if planted in the earth. When roots start to feel themselves getting close to their oxygen source, they harden at the tip – a process known as pruning. This allows them to stop growing while maintaining their health. Normally, especially with mother plants, cannabis growers must do this manually, which can be tedious at best and exhausting at worst. With the RootBuilder®
II air pots, that all happens without extra effort on your part. There is virtually no risk of becoming root-bound. Additionally, storage of the RootBuilder®
II is extremely easy – remove the cable tie and you have a flatten panel easily stored
RootBuilder® II Air Pots System Offerings
II Air Pot System is available in three offerings:
1. Kit – easy to assemble pre-cut air pruning sidewall panels, base, and cable ties (5 sizes: 1 pint; 1 quart; 1-, 3- and 5-gallon)
2. Pre-Cut Air Pruning Panels – flat, pre-cut air pruning sidewall for larger air pruning pots (7 sizes: 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 55-, 70-, and 100-gallon)
3. Air Pruning Rolls – 96’ air pruning pot sidewall rolls for you to determine cut size (2 heights: 17” and 34”)
What is included in the kit?
The air pot sidewall, root-directing container base, cable ties for closure.What is the life expectancy of the RootBuilder® II Air Pot?
10 - 12 years.
Do plants need to ship in the RootBuilder® air pot container? No. The fibrous root ball will stay together once the sidewalls of the RootBuilder® container have been removed. Simply cover the root ball with black stretch wrap (clear stretch wrap will cause a 'greenhouse effect'). This will give you re-use of the air pruning container.
What plants benefit from the RootBuilder® container system? Improved root systems benefit all plants. The seed of every single plant starts out with a taproot. The sooner that taproot is stopped and secondary branch roots are stimulated, the greater the benefits. Some plants are more forgiving than others but in general the woodier the plant, the more dramatic the results in the RootBuilder® II air pot system.
It is recommended to use a soilless mix for 1-gallon and larger containers. The following recommended recipe is based on a cubic yard of mix before adding fertilizer
- Ground Pine Bark, Peat, and Sand (60/20/20 by volume)
- Micromax® micronutrients (1.5 pounds)
- 17-7-12 Osmocote® (14 pounds)
- Dolomite usage depends on the minerals dissolved in your irrigation water and specific grow site elements