Budget Root-Pruning Pot (2-20 Litres)
Budget Root-Pruning Pot
Vibrant plants depend on on healthy root systems. Root-Pruning Pots provide your plants with a great environment for healthy, sustained root-growth – and for a price that won’t break the bank. They’re the perfect option for beginners or growers who need to make every penny count and sample the benefits of root pruning technology.
- Great entry point into root-pruning technology
- No more root circling – maximises the efficiency of your chosen container size
- Creates a distinctive radial root system, leading to healthy, super-sized plants
- Represents great value for money without sacrificing quality
- Made from tough, sturdy injection moulded, re-useable plastic
- Available in a range of sizes
Budget Root-Pruning Pot Contain:
Budget Root-Pruning Pot (2-20 Litres) in your chosen size
2 Litre - 16.5cm x 14.5cm
3 Litre - 19cm x 17.5cm
7.5 Litre - 26cm x 23cm
9.5 Litre - 28.5cm x 24cm
12 Litre - 30cm x 26.5cm
20 Litre - 33cm x 29cm
How the Budget Root-Pruning Pot Works:
Circular in shape, these pots have a unique, corrugated side-wall with perforated outer edges. In traditional containers, as roots hit a flat edge, they are guided into a spiral movement, growing continuously around the pot. This type of growth is highly inefficient, wasting space in the centre of the container area. In Root-Pruning pots, as roots grow outwards, the corrugated design guides them towards outer holes, where they are exposed to air and stop growing from that point on. This acts as a signal for the plant to send out new shoots from the centre of its root system. As a result, plants develop strong, healthy roots with a radial structure, fully utilizing the container’s available space and improving nutrient uptake. The extra exposure to air provided by these pots keeps the root-zone oxygenated, resulting in dense, vigorous root systems, and delivering faster growth and development. Pot up your next generation of plants using Root-Pruning technology and witness your vegetative growth times reducing and yields increasing.
How to use the Budget Root-Pruning Pot:
There isn’t a medium out there that Root-Pruning pots won’t help to get the best out of, but filling the Root Pruning Pot with your growing medium of choice can be slightly trickier than doing so in a standard container. There can be a propensity for finer types of growing media to escape through the outer-holes. To avoid this, add small amounts of substrate to the pot, gently compressing it into the edges and building up layers gradually. Take a little extra care at this stage and prepare to be rewarded most handsomely later on!
As Root-Pruning Pots expose root systems to more air than traditional pots, they will also dry out more quickly. For this reason, it may be necessary to make adjustments to watering schedules –plants will generally need to be fed more frequently. If feeding by hand, we also recommend that you administer water and nutrients as slowly as possible. Pouring nutrients in too quickly can result in liquid escaping through the side holes, so it’s a wise move to take a little extra time to ensure that there are no pockets of dry substrate left within your containers.
Joe Grow says:
"Users have reported that these containers can be used very effectively in Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic setups. When it's encased in a DWC system, the Root-Pruning Pot sits over a reservoir of bubbling water; the roots penetrate through the container’s outer holes and down into the oxygenated water, functioning in the same way that a net pot typically would in this kind of setup."