With soft walls Rhizo Pots encourage air pruning. Air pruning occurs when a plant reaches the breathable fabric layer. This causes the root tip to dry, halting its growth forward and encouraging the plant to grow secondary roots into the wasted central space. In time the effect is multiplied, leading to fibrous and dense roots that are better placed to absorb water and nutrients.
How it Works
- A root approaching the wall comes into contact with the air
- The air causes the root tip to dry, pruning it and triggering secondary root growth
- The result is denser root structure, less wasted space, better nutrient uptake and faster growth
NOTE: Aerated fabric allows your soil to drain better. Preventing over-watering issues. Be wary however. As it will also cause soil to dry faster than expected.