Watch your plants thrive with our bestselling RhizoPots.
They dramatically boost root mass and eliminate root circling.
Your plants will develop a bigger, healthier, more efficient root network.
They’re reusable, they reduce growing time and prevent your plant from being pot bound.
Other pots just can’t compete - RhizoPots really are the best you can buy.
• Unique air pruning technology - pot fabric is ‘breathable’
• Greater root growth - stimulates growth of secondary roots
• Drastically increases nutrient & water uptake
• Eliminates root circling
• Speeds up growing time
• Superior drainage & aeration
• Pots can be reused 4 – 5 times
• 1 Litre – 78 Litre capacity
• Fold flat (easy to store!) with useful carry handles
• Reusable, biodegradable & made from recycled materials
• Suitable for all media types
Give cuttings and seedlings the perfect start with Propagation RhizoPots.
The pot fabric is far thinner, so roots can grow through the material – that’s when they plant’s ready to repot.
Simply keep your plant in its original RhizoPot when repotting, it’s easy.
• Far thinner material
• Plant roots can penetrate through the pot
• Uninterrupted plant growth
• Smoother repotting
Unsure about what size of RhizoPot to order? Hopefully this guide should help to explain your options!
Saucer Needed Round Saucer 1 - 2 Litre RhizoPot 18cm Round Saucer 3.8 - 8L RhizoPot 26cm Round Saucer 12L - 16L RhizoPot 30cm Round Saucer 23L - 30L RhizoPot 40cm Round Saucer 39L - 56L RhizoPot 46cm Round Saucer
- The Science
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
- How to Use
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
- Q & A
Questions and Answers (6)I'm looking at buying some of these to grow sweet and chilli peppers in the greenhouse, what size do you recommend for this? I was anticipating that the 16 litre pots would be about right but wondered if anyone had experience of peppers in Rhizo Pots?We would recommend either 12 or 16 litre Rhizo Pots for these plants in a greenhouse. It would be best to start the plants in small pots, then re-pot to either a 12 or 16 litre Rhizo Pot once the roots are established in the smaller pot.
Written by PP | 15 Apr 2014Do the Rhizo pots have holes for drainage? thanksThe Rhizo-Pots do not have drainage holes, but any run off will be able to flow through the bottom of the pot.
Written by Daniel | 26 Oct 2012When using the rhizo pots, do you actually trim the roots on the outside of the pot or do they not actually grow through the pot and "prune" them selves automatically as I'n new roots develop off the root that has hit the internal wall of the pot ? CheersThe roots will stop growing outwards when they come into contact with air, which stimulates the plant into sending out additional new roots. You do not need to trim the roots manually.
Written by Rob | 21 Oct 2012do u need trays or even special trays for rhizo potsIt is always better to use a tray when using Rhizo Pots, you do get some run off occasionally. Any tray will do, you do not need a special tray.
Written by billy | 8 Oct 2012are your rhizo-pots designed for one grow only, or can they be used more than once?The Rhizo-pots can be used more than once. I would recommend replacing them every other grow.
Written by TC | 18 Apr 2012How do rhizo pots compare with air pots?In terms of air pruning, the Rhizo-pots work equally as well as the air pots, but they are easier to use as no assembly is required. They are also easier to water.
Written by Bob | 18 Apr 2012