Air-pot kits


We would never grow a Eucalyptus tree in anything else (other than the ground!), and wouldn't recommend you do either.

Read more below. 

  • Sizes:

    This product page is for one 20 litre Air-pot - we find this to be quite a useful size for people wanting to buy a small tree and grow it on. It is approximately; 315mm tall x 354mm external diameter, and comes with green screw fittings that may stick out a bit further. 

    We grow in Air-pots at the nursery and can supply a range of sizes up to 100L. If you would like a larger size, please do get in touch. 


    Why Airpots?

    We grow all of our trees in Air Pots (R) - we'd be lost without them.

    We would never grow a Eucalyptus tree in anything else (other than the ground!), and wouldn't recommend you do either. This is not some latest gardening fad sales-pitch, we've done the research in traditional round pots and thrown away the dead trees for you. 

    Air Pots were invented for Eucalyptus. Their unique shape prevents root circling (which Eucalyptus are prone to) and encourages a healthy growing environment for your leafy friend.

    They come in a huge range of sizes, so we can provide really large trees for sale or you can grow on in a larger pot at home. 

    They're tough and made from recycled material. Their unique design means that you uncurl the pot to remove the plant, meaning that you can wash and reuse the pot afterwards. 

    Air Pots are widely used by a variety of vegetable growers, tree nurseries and other well respected horticultural establishments across the globe. 

    We do not recommend that you buy or grow-on a Eucalyptus in an enclosed container. This means; a traditional round or square 'garden center style' pot, a grow-bag or sack, or a decorative patio pot (see below) etc.

    Even if it's only been in that enclosed pot for a few weeks, it's too late and the damage to the root system may already be done. We advise that a round pot or grow-bag cultivated Eucalyptus is never planted out in the ground to prevent it becoming a liability, as Eucalyptus with damaged roots die in the cold or fall over in high winds.

    If you can't plant your tree in the ground right now, or want to stand it on a patio or want to be able to move it, then dressing the Air Pot by placing it inside a decorative patio pot is a great idea. See our info on this here.

    ​As you can probably tell, we take this quite seriously!

    We think they're fantastic, and they are definitely 'the experts choice'. 

    You can read more about them here.


    We will deliver the pot assembled unless you request otherwise.


    How to assemble:

    1. An extra pair of hands and gloves may be adviseable! Reference the picture on this page as you're going along.
    2. Lie the large black pot-wrap out flat on a table, blanked-off cones facing up, holes facing down.
    3. The long edges form the top and bottom rims of the pot. The diagonal cut edges overlap to form a seal - a bit like unfirling a cardboard loo roll tube. You could practice joining the diagonal edges together now.
    4. Find the rows along one edge without any holes - this is the top of the pot and forms a hole-less rim to prevent water running off. 
    5. Count up three rows from the bottom of the pot. This should be a row of slightly longer cones. These hold the base plate in position. 
    6. Take the base plate (coloured grid) and identify the bottom face. Place it on the pot-wrap with the top-side facing into what will be the middle of the pot, and so that it will be supported by the row of longer cones. 
    7. Roll the base plate along the one row, picking up the pot-wrap as you roll. This forms the pot shape. The ends should seal neatly, and there should be no awkward overlaps on the rims.
    8. The holes should be on the outside of the pot, with the blanked-off cones facing into the compost.
    9. Use the green screw(s) to hold the pot together. Place a few rows in from the top and bottom of the point, ensureing they hold the bits of plastic that overlap together. 
    10. If you think it hasn't worked, you can release it and try again - be aware it springs back into shape 

    Watch a really helpful video about how to assemble an Air Pot


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