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5 Gallon Smart Pot Soft-Sided Container

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The Smart Pot® is a soft-sided aeration container that air root prunes your plants. Air root pruning is a key component to a healthy fibrous root ball. Unlike plastic containers, roots do not circle. Instead, air root pruning creates a more fibrous root structure with more root tips. More roots means quicker growth. No circling roots mean better growth.

  • Soft-sided fabric aeration container that has the rigidity to hold its shape
  • Provides aeration, enhancing root structure, resulting in a vigorous plant with more flowers and fruits and increased insect and disease resistance
  • Allows excess heat to escape
  • Developed for, and used by commercial tree growers
  • 5 Gallon capacity; 12 inch diameter x 9.5 inch height
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Smart Pots utilize a patented fabric design to produce a healthier plant. Before Smart Pots became a household name, professional tree growers were using it for over 25 years and found their trees grew better in our fabric containers.

Almost all plants grow better in Smart Pot fabric containers. That’s because Smart Pots support healthy root growth. And strong roots means a stronger plant.

Compared to plastic containers, Smart Pots stay cooler on hot days because it allows air to flow through the sides of the fabric. Roots can’t grow and are stressed when plastic containers get hot.

Smart Pots also root-prunes. What is root pruning? When a root tip reaches the side of our fabric container, it stops in place, and initiates lateral, or side branching. As this process repeats, the entire area of the container is filled with fibrous root growth, allowing more surface area for mineral and water absorption. A recent study at Texas A&M University showed double the root mass compared to a traditional plastic container. In a plastic container, roots circle around the side and rarely initiate fibrous growth.

About Smart Pots

Nurserymen and Master Gardeners alike have known for over thirty years that Smart Pots grow better plants because of the fabric used in their construction.

The tough, long lasting Smart Pot material has just the right amount of porosity to promote air root pruning, excellent drainage and allow excess heat to escape, producing superior plants. The patented soft-sided containers last for years, even in the harshest winters, and are excellent for growing the widest variety of container or potted plants.

A healthy, well-established root system is key to overall growth, and Smart Pots provide roots with an ideal environment, allowing them to thrive and develop to their full potential. Vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruits all do well in Smart Pots. Smart Pots are the horticulturist’s first choice for container gardening!

Smart Pots are 100% made in the USA. All of our raw materials and manufacturing processes are sourced in the USA. Our fabric is totally inert and free of chemicals and BPA’s.

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Medium

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