Air pots are all about air circulation and drainage. Due to the large open gaps on the sidewalls and base of these containers air is able to percolate easily throughout the growing media contained within. This eradicates risk of root rot but it also produces a very vigorous root system, which is formed predominately with fine feeder roots rather than thicker storage roots which you so often find circling the inside of conventional containers. This effect is produced as the root tips reach the container wall and meet with air, they stop growing and new roots issue from the plant stem.
Bonsai: Many bonsai enthusiasts use colanders and air pots during the development phase of their trees. It is important that for you to be successful in this technique, that you use fast draining substrates, water and fertilize a lot.
Carnivorous plants: The most likely use for these air pots would be for Nepenthes. This carnivorous plant grows in nature on rocks or in the cleft of tree branches and other such well drained areas. To avoid the delicate roots of these plants rotting drainage is key. Air pots are a good alternative to more conventional closed wall containers and you could even hang these if you are prepared to make some minor modifications and attach some cord or wire.
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I used 5 pots and ordered another 5. They work very well for 2 year old saplings. I used a well draining mix, and the soil stays inside despite the drainage holes on the side. Will check roots at the end of the growing season.
when you see the product description 19cm x17.5cm you build a picture in your mind . i thought it would be small. in actuality they are a perfect size and big enough to use for many tree specimens you would like to grow out . perfect size for root training in my young pine.
Wonderful product use forbpotting Cimbidium orchid allow airflow to roots and prevent root rot.
Will like it in one smaller size 15cm x 12 cm and in white color
Will recoment it to my fellow orchid lovers
I found the service fom Bonsai Tree amazing. My purchases were at my font door on no time at all. I ordered a canivorous plant at the same time and have planted it in this pot with the necessary growing medium, and it is making a new shoot already.
I am thrilled with the pot so far.Theresa