About Greenroot - What is it All About
There are some things you need to know about greenroot.
Our lightweight, reusable, recyclable Greenroot air-pruning pots are the ideal pot for you.
Plant health and vigour is all about your roots and GreenRoot pots are specifically designed to create the healthiest root systems possible for container grown plants and gardens.
Great growing results are achieved through the pots’ unique structure. Tapered cones direct roots to the air holes covering the pot. When the roots hit air they stop growing (air-pruning) and compensate by sending out branches right back to the plant. As a result, rather than spiralling around the outside of a traditional plastic pot and becoming rootbound, they build-up of a strong and dense root system able to maximise the absorption of water, nutrients, oxygen and naturally producing faster growth.
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An air-pruning propagation system is an efficient method of propagating cuttings, seedlings or container plants for restoration projects. Air pruning happens naturally when roots are exposed to air. 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.
Traditional Root Pruning
Traditionally we cannot access the roots as a plant grows so we prune them during the transplant process. When you prune roots at transplant it typically involves cutting or loosening circling roots resulting in an additional time investment and requiring a basic understanding of a plants root structure.
Unfortunately, traditional techniques often result in transplant shock and occasionally even the loss of a plant or tree.
With air-pruning, a plant’s roots come in contact with the air as they grow. It is a natural process where the individual root tip dries out and stops growing. The plant responds to this by producing even more fibrous lateral roots. What you end up with is a healthy plant with a dense fibrous root system, ready to take nutrients and water to your plant.
Some of the benefits of air-pruning include; less transplant shock, increased yield (for fruiting plants), faster growth after transplant, reduction – even elimination of circling roots, even soil moisture, and less susceptibility to root rot and disease.