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Ellepot Grown - What are the advantages?

What are Ellepots?

Ellepots are an eco-friendly growing technology which helps to grow larger and healthier root systems, creating high-quality plants and reducing or eliminating the need for plastic pots. Ellepots are root, air, and water permeable and made from bio-degradable, non-woven paper. About 75% of HostasDirect’s Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants are grown in Ellepots. The balance are grown in thin plastic trays.

Benefits of Ellepots

  • Design allows air flow around the sides of plants in growing trays allowing more oxygen which improves root growth and plant health.

  • Special aerated growing mixes are used inside the pots which also maximizes plant growth and health.

  • Plant roots can penetrate the non-woven paper easily, reducing root circling. This encourages natural lateral and bottom root formation in surrounding soil to occur earlier after transplanting.

  • Reduces or eliminates transplant shock – no roots are cut. Plants can root out and grow quickly with minimal root disturbance. Growers have reported a reduction in rooting time of 20%.

  • Labor savings for gardeners and landscapers of up to 30%. Speeds up planting time and reduces clean up and plastic disposal time and costs.

  • Environmentally Friendly! - Less plastic means no expensive petroleum based pots to produce and then discard in the waste stream. Our customers love our environmentally preferable packaging!

Learn more about the many benefits of Ellepots:

Ellepot - grower testimonials

Ellepots for gardeners

Ellepots for landscapers

Ellepots for greenhouses

Ellepots technology

Ellepot benefits

Ellepots - in environmental gardening

Ellepots compared to plastic pots