Propagate woody shrubs and trees-and get BIG new plants in just a couple of months.
Air-layering propagation has long been used by skilled gardeners. Now Rooter-Pot makes it easier for home gardeners to achieve the same results. In just a few weeks, you can have big, new specimen plants on their own roots.
Rooter-Pots clamp around vertical stems from 1/4" up to 1" thick. You make a shallow cut around the stem and peel back the bark, dusting with some rooting hormone. Fill the pot's water reservoirs and close the hinged halves round the stem. Then pack the pot with moistened peat moss, potting mix or our coco-fiber bricks on page 60. Place the lid on top and latch into place. Now you have the perfect conditions for new roots to form.
Check progress every week or so and keep the reservoirs topped up with water as necessary. When you see roots have formed, you can cut completely through the stem below the Rooter-Pot and transplant your new specimen into a larger pot.
Rooter-Pots are made in Spain from durable plastic and can be re-used repeatedly.
Lid permits water to be added
Roots are forming in potting mix
Masses of roots grow out from the stem, inside the Rooter-Pot.
Use these for stems from 1/2" up to 1" diameter.
6-1/4" high x 5" wide at top.