Root Nurse Cloth Round Dirt Pots
- Round fabric pot
- Various sizes
- Made from breathable material
- Increased drainage and aeration
- Made from recycled material
- Eliminates root circling
These Root Nurse round cloth pots have been made to give your plant the best chance to reach their full potential. Made from recycled plastics and being fully biodegradable means they are very environmentally friendly. The material is fully breathable and you will see increased drainage and aeration. These pots will decrease the chance of root circling while ensuring your plants root base is kept warmer in summer and cooler in winter. They come in sizes ranging from 1 litre all the way up to 76 litres and can be reused as many times as you see fit. We offer this as a multi buy and you can buy in multiple of up to 100.
Available in sizes 1 litre to 76 Litres
Available in quantities 1-100
The advantages of a fabric pot
The primary advantage of the cloth pot is its air pruning capability, which results in healthier roots being able to provide more nutrients to the plant. With traditional plastic pots, the plant’s roots will reach the edge of the container and be forced to circle the container in search of a friendlier environment. As these roots circle, minimal lateral branching will occur, resulting in poor nutrient uptake and cause the roots to quickly become root bound. What makes the cloth pot so unique is when the plant roots reach the container’s edge, its root tips are trapped by the porous fabric, and when these root tips meet the air on the outside of the pot, they are naturally pruned. This pruning process forces lateral branching of desired fibrous feeder roots. These fibrous roots are more productive in the uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in a healthier, more robust plant that utilizes the entire root zone for optimum plant growth. When the roots become air pruned by the fabric, the plant begins to shoot out new feeder roots. The increase in root mass provides more area of root matter that can uptake water and nutrients, allowing the plant to grow bigger and at an accelerated rate. In horticulture, the term root mass refers to a plant’s overall amount of root growth. Root mass refers to the actual roots; it is not to be confused with a plant’s root zone or rhizosphere, which are terms that relate to the region of the soil or growth medium in the vicinity of the plant roots where the chemistry and microbiology is influenced by their growth, respiration, and nutrient exchange. In order for any plant to truly flourish and reproduce, it must have a healthy and robust root mass. A plant relies on its diverse root system to support and feed its top growth. A plant’s root mass requires nutrients, space, and aeration to grow.
The porous fabric allows air to enter the root zone from all surfaces of the container. This aeration provides a healthy environment for the roots as well as supports beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. This aeration provides oxygen to the roots, which is essential for the metabolic process in taking up minerals and nutrients. Oxygen is also necessary to diffuse carbon dioxide away from the roots caused by the respiration of root cells and microorganisms. Roots without adequate access to oxygen will result in weak plants that exhibit slow growth and are predisposed to pests and diseases.
A common problem with traditional plastic containers is poor drainage leading to anaerobic condition that result in soil born diseases like Phytophthora and Pythium, responsible for devastating root rot. Because of the cloth pots unique porous fabric, excess water can easily drain from the container, keeping moisture at an ideal level for healthy plant growth. The construction allows air to penetrate the sides of the container, keeping it cool when exposed to direct sun on hot summer days or the intense light of an indoor grow light, through the process of evaporation cooling. Fabric pots are also easier on the environment since they are bio-degradable, which is why they don’t last as long as the sturdier plastic pots. And since the pots are permeable, water isn’t retained and flows out quickly, so watering should be done more often with a fabric pot than with a plastic pot. Fabric pots are great for developing strong, fibrous roots and keeping them healthy without needing regular root pruning. They come at a cost since reusability is low and the prices are high. By the same token, fabric pots have less of an environmental impact than plastic pots do.
Many gardeners believe plants need carbon dioxide to thrive. But did you know that oxygen is just as essential? While leaves produce oxygen through photosynthesis, roots have no such luxury. Just like us humans, they must absorb oxygen from the surrounding environment. In clay and plastic pots, root oxygenation occurs only at the surface. In fabric container gardening, oxygen flows through the pot, making direct contact with the root zone. This allows oxygenation to occur throughout the entire root mass. And the result? A robust, healthy, expansive root system that that supports a bigger plant and bigger yields.