Vitopod Propagators


Model: Unheated Vitopod
Sale price£74.99

Widely Regarded as the Best Propagators Available

The Vitopod Propagator is a highly versatile piece of kit that's great for taking cuttings and vegging small plants. It's one of the highest-quality propagators you can lay your hands on - and you don't need to take our word for it, because the Vitapod has received stacks of praise from a wide array of prestige publications, including Gardeners' World, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Which? and Amateur Gardening Weekly.

How Vitopod Propagators Work

The Vitopod has been favourably reviewed by an array of popular gardening publications BBC Gardeners' World described the heated version as "simply the best heated propagator on the market". Whether you opt for the heated or unheated model, you can rest assured that you're getting an extremely high-quality item that's built to last, unlike lower cost options that often end up getting damaged after being used a few times. Not only that, by purchasing extra layers, you can extend the height of the Vitopod, accommodating your plants as they grow taller. This makes it function more like a mini greenhouse than a traditional prop. Large air vents on the lid(s) allow you to choose how much humidity you want to keep sealed in. In general, you need to keep the vents closed early on (while your plants are most vulnerable) and open them up gradually as your plants start to develop root systems.

If you opt for the heated version, you can keep temperatures optimal at all times. Chilly periods can devastate young, delicate plants (especially seedlings and cuttings), so the heated version is a very sensible choice. It comes with a thermostat, so all you need to do is set your desired temperature: the heating will then ease in and out whenever it's required, maintaining your chosen setting.

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  • Creates a humid environment, for rapid development through the earliest stages
  • Height adjustable - add in extra layers to increase height by 15cm
  • Provides plenty of room for your plants - just like a mini greenhouse
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Choose between heated and unheated versions
  • Spare lids available to replace lost or damaged lids
  • Oversized air vents give you more control over humidity levels
  • Highly accurate thermostat and even heating across the base (when you choose the heated version)
  • Heated model allows you to set the temperature between 5°C and 30°C (in 1°C increments)
  • As featured in The Times, and on BBC Beechgrove Garden and BBC Gardeners World

How To Use

How to Use Vitopod Propagators

Propagators need to sit under a light source. In hydroponics, this is generally an indoor grow light built for the job, like the classic Lightwave T5 or Street Light Strip LEDs.

Comprehensive instructions on taking cuttings and using a propagator can be found here. Here is a short guide: place a tray of your favourite moistened rooting cubes into the bottom tray of the propagator. Choose healthy shoots with thick stems from which to take your cuttings and make the last cut with a sharp, sterile scalpel.

Dip the end in a rooting gel such as Clonex and then place the end of the cutting into one of the rooting plugs. When you have finished taking your cuttings, put the lid on the propagator and move to a mild environment with a propagation light. Keep the rooting plugs moist and mist your cuttings 2-3 times a day. After a few days, gradually open up the ventilation slots on the lid to reduce humidity. If the room is cool or cold, your cuttings will usually root more quickly and reliably if you opt for the heated version, which is plugged into a mains outlet socket. This turns on the integral heater which provides gently warmth to the root-zone. When your cuttings have rooted through the plugs, they can then be placed in soil or a hydroponics system to grow.

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