Novel and practical, the REUSABLE GeoPot, is made of fabric, which is both waterproof and UV-resistant. The novel aspect of the fabric container is the option of Velcro seams, which allows the side of the container to open for easy removal of the root ball – it makes transplanting quick and easy with the least amount of transplant shock.
The GeoPot is made of a breathable fabric, that air prunes the plant’s roots when they reach the edge of the container. This air root pruning process forces the roots to branch out with more fibrous feeder roots, which is more efficient in taking up water and nutrients. The porous fabric allows air into the root zone and provides good drainage, creating a healthy environment for the roots. This combination of air root pruning and the aeration of the root zone, allows plants to reach their full potential.
The GeoPot comes in black. All the seams are sewn with a high-quality bonded polyester thread that will withstand constant moisture and UV exposure.
Available with round bottom, the self-supporting GeoPot is available in sizes from ½ gallon (1.9L) to 400 gallons (1520L). The fabric plant container is designed for years of continuous use.
Advantages of GeoPot
Air Root Pruning
The primary advantage of the GeoPot is its air pruning capability, which results in healthier roots being able to provide more nutrients to the plant. With traditional plastic pots, the plant’s roots will reach the edge of the container and be forced to circle the container in search of a friendlier environment. As these roots circle, minimal lateral branching will occur resulting in poor nutrient uptake and cause the roots to quickly become root bound. What makes the GeoPot so unique is when the plant roots reach the container’s edge its root tips are trapped by the porous fabric and when these root tips meet the air on the outside of the pot, they are naturally pruned. This pruning process forces lateral branching of desired fibrous feeder roots. These fibrous roots are more productive in the uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in a healthier, more robust plant that utilizes the entire root zone for optimum plant growth.
GeoPot’s porous fabric allows air to enter the root zone from all surfaces of the container. This aeration provides a healthy environment for the roots as well as supports beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. This aeration provides oxygen to the roots, which is essential for the metabolic process in taking up minerals and nutrients. Oxygen is also necessary to diffuse carbon dioxide away from the roots caused by the respiration of root cells and microorganisms. Roots without adequate access to oxygen will result in weak plants that exhibit slow growth and are predisposed to pests and diseases.