Air Pots for cacti

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Mike
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Air Pots for cacti

Post by Mike » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:49 pm

Can't sleep from coughing so researching pots.
This is a new yokes in a very nice local shop. Could this be very good for drainage for cacti and Succulents you think?
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These wrap around Air Pots are extremely easy and versatile. Every detail has been enhanced to guarantee healthy root development and maximise aeration. Additional oxygen in the growing medium leads to healthy bacteria and better nutrient release. At the same time the shape of the wall eliminates root circling, by air pruning the roots as they emerge from the pot wall. This encourages the development of a mass of healthy fibrous roots. The additional roots mean better take up of nutrients and water leading to faster growth and healthier plants.

Toughly constructed from recycled plastic Air-Pot containers can last up to ten years or more.
Liz
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Re: Air Pots for cacti

Post by Liz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:50 pm

I don't really venture out of clay pots. I copied the info for anyone to follow the link.

These wrap around Air Pots are extremely easy and versatile. Every detail has been enhanced to guarantee healthy root development and maximise aeration. Additional oxygen in the growing medium leads to healthy bacteria and better nutrient release. At the same time the shape of the wall eliminates root circling, by air pruning the roots as they emerge from the pot wall. This encourages the development of a mass of healthy fibrous roots. The additional roots mean better take up of nutrients and water leading to faster growth and healthier plants.

Toughly constructed from recycled plastic Air-Pot containers can last up to ten years or more.
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Re: Air Pots for cacti

Post by Danielle » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:51 pm

These are better for trees that are on irrigation watering system. The problem with using them for plants such as cacti and succulents is that it is really hard to wet the soil as it it comes out of the holes at the top before it soaks through the soil meaning that the roots never get enough water.
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Re: Air Pots for cacti

Post by Kevin » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:52 pm

I was just intrigued by the info that it's so good for the roots! Very interesting. Might get small one and try tradescantia or spider plant in it and see how they like it.
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Re: Air Pots for cacti

Post by Danielle » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm

Kevin wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:52 pm
I was just intrigued by the info that it's so good for the roots! Very interesting. Might get small one and try tradescantia or spider plant in it and see how they like it.
I wouldn't really recommend them for tradescantia either as they prefer to sit in moist soil. These pots are not really for a mature growers more for large scale tree nurseries (although I'm sure the shop keeper may tell you different) Unless you are growing on trees to be planted out when they reach a large size that are on a permanent drip watering system they aren't really any use.

The reason they are better for root development on trees is because as the roots reach the sides of the pot they don't curl around like in traditional pots, the roots come out of the holes and just die off.

That is a very basic explanation I'm sure a bit more reading will explain it better than I have.
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