In standard pots…
Roots grow in one direction. When they hit a barrier (the edge of your pot), they change direction and start circling around the inside of your pot instead.
This is known as root circling, which limits root growth.
Worse yet, the roots are also clustered together around the edge of your pot, competing for the same nutrients.
This severely limits your overall plant growth and lowers water and nutrient absorption.
When roots reach they edge of the ‘breathable’ fabric layer they become ‘air pruned’.
The root tip dries, and forward growth stops, stimulating the growth of secondary roots.
Your plant can then produce a bigger, healthier, more efficient root network, to prevent it being pot bound.
In short, the pots do 5 main things:
1. Prevent root circling
2. Stimulate production of secondary roots
3. Boost overall root mass
4. Allows roots to grow in wasted central space
5. Increase nutrient and water uptake
1. Open a RhizoPot and fill with growing media to just below the top
2. Make a hole in the middle of the media to accommodate a plant
3. Insert a plant into the hole (leaving on a Propagation RhizoPot if used)
4. Lightly fill around the top of the plant with growing media
5. Place the RhizoPot on a saucer and water as normal when required