Breathable cloth or fabric pots are sometimes preferred due to the increased airflow around your plant’s root system resulting in more vigorous plant growth for your garden. Fabric pots, also known as fabric grow pots or fabric plant pots, are also lighter in weight and often machine washable as well as easier to store when not in use. We have the best fabric pots in all gallon sizes beating out prices from Home Depot and Lowes. Many of our fabric pots, plant pots, grow bags, smart pots and garden pots are machine washable and easy to clean between garden harvests.
- Fabric pots offer better soil aeration
- Fabric pots have superior drainage
- Fabric pots allow for air pruning of roots
- Fabric pots encourage more beneficial bacteria
- Fabric pots will allow your plants a cooler root zone
- Fabric pots are flush friendly, and often machine washable
Popular fabric pot brands we carry: Smart Pots, Common Culture, GeoPots, Go Pro Pots, Root Pots, Dirt Pots, Hydrofarm, and Root Maker.
What Are Fabric Pots?
Fabric pots and planters were made as an alternative option to ceramic, plastic and clay pots that traditionally don’t optimize plants root zone oxygenation. Fabric pots started to become popular in the shrub and tree industry as they were easy to fill, store, and plants grew faster in them. These fabric planters gained a lot of popularity making their way into hydroponics, aquaponics, nurseries, farms, commercial growing operations and home gardens worldwide.
Should I Use Black or Tan Fabric Pots?
Both black and tan fabric pots are made of the same material. Many gardeners have said that tan fabric pots keep the root zone cooler than black pots. In practice, we’ve found this to be false. In testing tan pots were 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than black pots, making it not statistically significant enough to even say there is a difference between the two. At the end of the day, we recommend buying whatever color you’d prefer to see in your garden whether those fabric pots are black, tan, green, red, or purple!
How Are Fabric Pots Different Than Plastic Pots?
Fabric planters allow for much more aeration through the root zone of the plants in your garden. Fabric pots prevent roots from wrapping around the edge of your pot, which can cause plants to be root bound. Being root bound can cause negative consequences for your plant. The symptoms can often look similar to under-watered plants. The plant can wilt or have yellow/brown leaves, especially near the bottom of the plant. That can also cause stunted growth. Fabric pots arrow plants to air prune their roots and develop a more regular root system. Often you will see higher water usage and nutrient uptake with fabric pots. This is a good thing!
Fabric containers allow more air to pass through the root zone, meaning bigger, better, healthier roots! Find them here.
4 Gallon Smart Pot 12″x 7.5″ (50cs)
by Smart Pot
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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
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