Root Pouch (1-78 Litre)
Experience the Benefits of Root Pruning with Genuine Root Pouches for Superior Root Health and Yields
Root Pouches are very cost-effective way to gain all the benefits of air pruning. Instead of roots circling around the edge of a pot, the roots stop growing when they hit the side of the breathable cloth pot. This encourages new roots to be sent out which fill all the soil between the plant and the fabric pot. This creates a much larger root system – and a bigger root-system means bigger yields!
- Eliminates root circling
- Air-prunes roots for a dense and fibrous root system
- Provides plenty of aeration which oxygenates the root systems
- Improves drainage
- Healthier roots mean more productive plants and bigger yields
- Highly economical for those running larger numbers of plants
- The genuine article, uses thicker fabric that won't rip unlike cheaper alternatives
- Can be re-used – will last for years
- Creates a thick, radial root mass
- Environmentally friendly – made from recycled materials
- Can be folded flat, making them very easy to transport and store
Root Pouch (1-78 Litre) in your chosen size
1 litre Root Pouch - 10cm x 13cm
2 litre Root Pouch - 13cm x 15cm
3.8 litre Root Pouch - 14cm x 18.5cm
8 litre Root Pouch - 21cm x 22cm
12 litre Root Pouch - 23cm x 21cm
16 litre Root Pouch - 26cm x 26cm
30 litre Root Pouch - 33cm x 30cm
39 litre Root Pouch - 38cm x 28cm
56 litre Root Pouch - 42cm x 37cm
78 litre Root Pouch - 48cm x 40cm
How Root Pouches Work:
Root Pouches (sometimes known as dirt pots, rhizo pots, or smart pots) work by allowing air to pass through the tiny holes in their recycled thick fabric. The contact between the outer edges of the substrate and the outside air creates a very different environment for roots than a traditional container. As roots reach the side of the cloth pot, they get air pruned – at which point another root grows from the centre of the root mass. This creates a dense, radial root mass that eliminates issues with circling. Often, in typical pots, roots will simply circle around the inner edge of containers over and over again. This means the greatest concentration of root mass is just around the inside centimetre or 2 of the pot. This makes poor use of the available space and also the majority of the soil within the pot. With roots filling the soil inside the fabric pot, Root Pouches maximise the effectiveness of your growing medium. This in turn maximises the efficiency and productivity of your indoor garden. Unlike cheaper cloth pots the Root Pouch will last for many growing cycles due to its thicker fabric design. Cost wise they are virtually the same as cheaper copies. This makes Root Pouches a far better long-term investment.
How to use Root Pouches:
Simply fill the Root Pouch with your favourite soil or soilless mix and place it where it is going to be used. Transfer your plant into it and (very importantly) water slowly and thoroughly.
Remember that Root Pouches are not rigid, so once a plant is growing in one, be extra gentle and careful when moving it around to avoid disturbing or damaging the root-mass. Ideally, once a plant is in a Root Pouch, leave it where it is as much as possible.
It should be noted that fabric containers will dry out quicker than traditional solid containers, so they may need watering more often than usual, especially if temperatures are particularly high.