Rocket ® Pot containers are designed to air prune roots by guiding their tips to open air, through holes in the pots wall and base.
Rocket Pot's open wall and floor permit high oxygen permeation of the growing medium.
Very fine root tips are guided to open air at the cusps of Rocket Pot's walls where they lose apical dominance.
Root branching occurs well back within the root ball and several new roots grow to adjoining cusps. The process repeats at an accelerating rate until the growing medium is colonised with fresh new roots.
When all of the medium's pore space is filled with roots, root growth slows. Growth of the head of the tree also slows in equilibrium with its roots system. Trees can be held safely in Rocket Pots for much longer than normal pots. The roots do not spiral and plants look healthy.
When the Rocket Pot is removed and the tree is planted, the abundance of active roots grow outwards and downwards to colonise the new site, where the tree grows like a rocket.
Rocket Pot comes in a range of different sizes, from the 0.75 litre SowGrow all the way up to the 187 litre Rocket Pot.
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HOW TO ASSEMBLE
Rocket Pot's assembly is a straight forward process.
The base and wall of the pot come together with the use of a zip stick joining the wall around the base, creating a solid pot with a strong hold.
Place the base on the bottom rung of the wall with the holes of the on the outside
Wrap the wall around the base
Push the zip stick through the joining helix of the wall to hold it together