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.
Smart Pot: The Award-Winning Fabric Container for Healthier Plants
Smart Pot Is The Original, Award Winning, Fabric Planter For Faster Producing, Healthier Plants
. Anything else is just a pot
- The top brand chosen by professional growers for over 20 years
- Plants grow faster & healthier in our fabric containers
- Reusable, durable, perfect around your home
“Smart Pots are made in the USA, with the same material, producing consistent, successful results every time.”
Emily Walter, A Girl And A Garden Radio & Blog, Southern CA
“Overall, Smart Pots are really functional, great value and high quality products. Not only do we love them, but our customers love them – and we love that!”
– Kelli Yeager, Achin’ Back Garden Center, Pottstown PA
“My blueberry plants grew two and a half feet the first year. It’s a quality product that makes my farming possible. Cause I couldn’t do what I do without the Smart Pot.”
-Brent Jacobs, Owasso Christmas tree and berry farm, Owasso OK
“There are lots of “copy cat” products that try to imitate the Smart Pot line-up, but there is only one Smart Pot!”
– Worm’s Way Kentucky Team
“My customers also count on vendors to be out here on customer appreciation day, and the Smart Pots guys are always here.”
-Joey Jochim, Rio Linda True Value, Rio Linda CA
“You really can grow anything with Smart Pots, all you need is good soil, fertilizer and water – that’s it. They make it easy. no matter where you are.”
-Francis Denault & Marie Eisenmann, Co-founders, Les Urbainculteurs, Quebec City
“I’ve stocked Smart Pots in my stores for as long as they’ve been around. They were one of the first, if not THE first, and continue to be the best pots out there. They’ve set the industry standard.”
– Reid Rodgers, Portland Hydroponics and Organics, Tigard, OR
“As a retail nursery. Best of all is knowing a quality product like Smart Pots is American Made makes it something I sell with pride.”
– Bill Tall, Owner at City Farmers Nursery, San Diego CA
“I would never use another kind of container in my garden other than Smart Pots. They’ve got me for life.”
-Tyler “Heavy T”, Heavy T’s Grow Show DFZRadio.com, Southern CA
“Overall, what I love most about Smart Pots is that they just work. Sure, they’re original and innovative, but they’re also about common sense.”
Bob Endy, Bare Roots Hydroponics & Organics, Redding CA
“Smart Pots can be used by gardeners of all skill levels. With a healthy root system and easy care, gardeners will be delighted with their harvest (I am).”
Betty Cahill, Garden Coach and Writer, Denver CO
“. with landscape fabric, . It’s best to do it right the first time. Using Smart Pot fabric lining does it right the first time, the easy way. I recommend them to everyone.”
-Zach Pickens, Rooftop Ready, NYC
“I’ve been gardening for more than fifty years and I can truthfully say Smart Pots/Big Bag Beds are the best containers I’ve even used.”
– Marty Gottlieb, Horticulturist & Marketing Consultant, Warwick, NY
“You can put them anywhere and grow things very quickly. Gardeners will find ways to use Smart Pots almost 12 months a year.”
-C.L. Fornari, The Garden Lady radio and blog personality, MA
In Your Store
In Your Home
The short answer: anything with roots. But start with something good to eat!
You can grow almost anything in a Smart Pot! Vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more.
You don’t need a green thumb to have a thriving container garden. All you need are the right tools. Your #1 tool is the Smart Pot.
You Can Find Smart Pots Just About Anywhere
In Over 1,978 Retail Stores Across North America
Wherever you go, just ask for “The Original Fabric Container.” Or look for our Big Bag Bed line of fabric raised beds. Smart Pots are available at your local Grow store, Hydro shop, Organic Garden store and Garden Centers.
To have a Performance Garden, you need
a container that will let your plants perform
Healthier Plants Grown Faster, Easier
The container you use effects the plants you grow, and the quality of your plant starts at the roots. Smart Pots produces healthier roots by air pruning – creating lots of smaller finger roots. These roots absorb moisture and nutrients more efficiently so your plant grows faster and stronger.
Industry Leader In Innovation, Design & Quality
Manufactured in the USA for strict quality control, your plants will thrive in the perfect density of the fabric and you’ll be reusing your Smart Pot for years to come.
Chosen By The Professional Growers
Over 30 years of tested and proven fabric container technology in the tree farming industry – now available for your home garden. Join the thousands of customers growing millions of plants and getting professional grade results, in all fifty states and a number of countries worldwide.
Why Choose Smart Pots?
A Performance Garden starts with healthy roots. Smart Pots create prolific root structures that promote healthier plants and superior yields. Made in the USA, durable Smart Pots are the industry leader in design, innovation and quality control. Since 1984, we’ve helped millions of gardeners and tree farmers succeed. Put our containers in your garden, and watch your plants thrive.
“It really doesn’t matter where you live – with Smart Pots you can grow on your balcony, your terrace, your roof, even in a parking lot. Basically, you can grow with these bags anywhere.” [Read More]
-Francis Denault & Marie Eisenmann, Co-founders, Les Urbainculteurs, Quebec City
Smart Pot is the leading fabric container for faster producing, healthier plants. Smart Pot is the top brand chosen by professional plant growers for over 20 years. Smart Pots are available at your local grow store, hydro shop, organic garden store and Garden Centers.