An air-pruning propagation system is a low-cost, efficient method of propagating cuttings, seedlings or container plants for restoration projects. Air pruning happens naturally when roots are exposed to air in the absence of high humidity. The roots are effectively “burned” off, causing the plant to constantly produce new and healthy branching roots. If roots are not exposed to air, they continue to grow around the container in a constricted pattern. The roots may spiral, twist, kink or become strangled. When the plant is later installed it will likely fail to establish a normal root structure, and instead will have reduced uptake of water and nutrients. Eventually abnormal growth should be obvious and could cause the plant to fail. Damaged root systems also cause leaves to turn yellow or brown, shrivel or drop. Healthy, highly branched root structures allow a plant to more efficiently uptake water and nutrients while increasing growth and overall plant health. A strong root system will make a plant better able to establish itself when installed in a restoration project.
Video shows how air pruning increases branched root system, hence minimise roots coiling..
Advantages of air-pruning:
- promotes branched root systems
- encourages new roots to sprout
- prevents roots from spiraling
- prevents plants from becoming pot-bound
- plants may remain in pots, plugs or plant bands longer
Air pruning pots dimension and price offered as per chart
Larger size upto 80cm in height and bigger circumference available upon request.
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