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Understanding the design of the pot wall and correctly assembling the Air-Pot container is essential for your plants to get the full benefits from the system.

The shape of the container has been carefully refined over many years of trials, ensuring that the plant develops the best possible root system. Delivered flat, the containers are convenient to store and quick and easy to assemble.


The Air-Pot container is just one part of a total growing system. To reap all its potential benefits it is essential to use a suitable compost mix and give the plant sufficient water.

Lack of aeration and poor drainage are big problems when growing in traditional containers. However no such problems exist with the Air-Pot system. Increased oxygenation means that the compost can be compacted in the containers without becoming anaerobic. More compost means more nutrient for the plant.

For everyday tips on using Air-Pot containers – follow the Air-Pot gardener blog.


The same consideration must be given to irrigation and the delivery of fertiliser. The increased rate of growth and the much greater number of new white tipped roots means Air-Pot ® grown plants demand more moisture and nutrient. Managing this demand is fundamental to the success of the system.

Understanding the design of the pot wall and correctly assembling the Air-Pot container is essential for your plants to get the full benefits.



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The Air-Pot system has revolutionised the growing of plants.

The Air-Pot System

For plants to thrive they need healthy roots, but standard pots deform roots which seriously compromises the plant. The Air-Pot system does the opposite, actively enhancing the plant, by making it develop a mass of healthy fibrous roots. This maximises its ability to absorb nutrients and water, leading to a healthier, faster growing plant.

The ground-breaking design of the Air-Pot container has been continually refined over twenty years and is now in its sixth generation. Every detail has been enhanced to guarantee healthy root development and maximise aeration. Toughly constructed from recycled plastic Air-Pot containers can last up to ten years or more even in strong sunshine.

“At the Arboretum nursery we have over 3000 species in Air-Pot containers and we get great results”

Tony Kirkham – Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London

Air-Pot ® – The expert’s choice

Nurseries in many countries are reaping the benefits of the Air-Pot system, from the small to the very large. The Air-Pot system is truly unique in its ability to containerise any size.

Fruit and vegetables growers, both commercial and competitive, are realising the benefits of the Air-Pot system, with improved lead times and prize winning results.

Horticultural Institutions across the globe have adopted the Air-Pot system for their work in research and conservation. The top botanical experts have embraced the benefits of Air-Pot ® .

Landscape Designers appreciate the instant establishment and almost 100% success rate of Air-pot grown stock, top landscapers are increasingly specifying Air-Pot ® use for prestigious developments.

Around the world the Air-Pot system is effective from the Tropics to the Arctic circle Air-Pot ® for all species.

For gardeners using the Air-Pot system please visit the garden section of this site.

The Air-Pot system, an overview of how the Air-Pot system works, why improved roots mean better plants and how this has led to experts adopting Air-Pot. ]]>