Advantages of Fabric Pot:
Air-pruning occurs when the plant's roots reach the side of the fabric pot. When the root tip encounters the air, the pruning will occur. This action will happen continuously leaving the plant with a massive fibrous root system instead of a pen root that spirals as in conventional pots. A Fibrous root system will uptake more water, nutrients and oxygen encourage healthy growing plants and bigger fruits. It is truly lateral trimming for the roots of the plant.
Aeration occurs in a Mantis Fabric Pot as it allows oxygen to the roots which helps with the up taking of minerals and nutrients. This creates a healthy root environment that supports beneficial microorganisms and bacteria. Oxygen is essential for your plant's root system as it helps to diffuse carbon dioxide away from the roots. If a plant's roots do not get enough oxygen it will result in unhealthy, weak plants that will be slow growing and creating a root zone that is prone to pesticides and diseases.
Mantis Fabric pots provide proper drainage for your plants, eliminating the chances of getting root rot. Root rot occurs due to an anaerobic condition that results in diseases like Phytophthora and Pythium leaving you with a plant that will eventually die. Mantis Fabric Pots allows your water to drain correctly and does not create the opportunity for excess water to stay inside the container. Due to appropriate temperature control in the fabric pot the soil dries out evenly, giving you the correct moisture level and healthy plants.
Due to appropriate temperature control in the fabric pot the soil dries out evenly, giving you the correct moisture level and healthy plants. Air can access the fabric pot from all sides, and this leads to evaporative this cooling keeping your plants root system cool when exposed to excessive heat. Leaving you with a plant that has a good root structure.
Mantis Fabric Pots are made from Geotextile Engineered Fabric, that is durable, inert and provides good drainage for your plants. The fabric itself has a 20-year guarantee and every fabric pot is hand made and stitched with Poly-Spun Upholstery threading making it strong and long lasting. Our fabric has a UV-stabilizer giving it the ability to withstand the harsh south African sun.
Mantis fabric pots are reusable and can be washed to look as good as new ready for your new plants.