008SLED: 8 Cell 10×20″ Sleeve & Tray Shrub & Tree Propagation System For 100mm Ellepot

  • 10×20 inch tray with 8 removable sleeves.
  • Injection molded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying.
  • Widely used for fruit and nut trees.
  • Perfect container system for citrus propagation.
  • Ideal for mechanization for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Sleeve holds a deep (9 inch) 100mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Tray holds a shallow (4.5 inch) 100mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • Various tray versions available depending on nursery set up.
  • 8 Sleeves can be handled at once or lifted out individually.

Made In:

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Details & Features

Our flagship Ellepot/Proptek growing system: millions of sleeves have been sold to date and are producing exceptional results across California, the wider United States & the world.

This 8 cell sleeve and tray design holds 8 100mm diameter Ellepots, either 4.5” deep directly in the tray or 9” deep when combined with the sleeves. The sleeves slot easily into the tray and can be lifted out manually or mechanically for grading and spacing.

One of the key concepts with the Ellepot/Proptek system is how compatible with automation it is. Serious time and money efficiency savings can be made throughout the whole growing process, right from filling, to sorting & grading to shipping out of the door.

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together whilst the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The sleeves support the plants in their early stages and stops them drying out too fast. The inserts are held in such a way that also allows enough air movement for great aeration and drainage and fantastic ‘air pruning’ of the root system.

Once the trees are grown to the desired size, the Ellepot insert can be removed, packaged and sent to the field or customer without any plastic leaving the nursery, helping to ensure trays never go missing. For more information on Sleeve and Tray growing environments click here.

The tray comes in four versions: with feet, with lugs, with feet and lugs or the plain tray. The foot version allows the tray to be raised off the ground away from standing water to allow air to better flow around the base to help air pruning and reduce disease. The ‘lug’ option enables the tray to easily be guided on a T-Rail benching system.

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

20" x 10"

Plant Density

5.18 pl/ft.2

Min Order Qty

144 trays

Made In




Sleeve with Tray

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Benching Lugs)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet & Lugs)

Suitable For

Citrus, Fruit Trees, Landscape Trees, Woody Ornamentals

Shrub Liners


Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

1152 Pots / 144 Trays


Units per Pallet1

1600 if order full truck

1152 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Sleeves per 40' HC Container



Units per Pallet1

160 if order full truck

144 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Trays per 40' HC Container


Please Note…

1 Full truck loads can fit more trays per pallet as a dedicated full size 53ft lorry is used for delivery. For partial truck loads, we cannot guarantee the height of the lorry, so pallets must fit into all commercial freight vehicles. If arranging your own transport, please advise us at the earliest opportunity on the internal height of your vehicle.

2 Trays are stacked loose or partly loose to get the maximum number of trays per container. This will result in lower unit shipping cost but also more labor to unload

All statistics and measurements may vary so please check before purchasing, if critical, or ask for sample.

Cliff Beumel | Sierra Gold Nursery, CA, United States

Simply the best pots, producing the best trees, with the best root structure in the world.

Find out more about how Sierra Gold trees benefit from using Proptek products on this video.

Dave Neumann | Dave Wilson Nursery, CA, United States

I use the Proptek 126 cell tray for my 35mm Ellepot rootstock production with great success. Root pruning is a key factor, very little contact with the Ellepot allows air pruning to happen. The trays are also very sturdy with multi-year use.

I also extensively use the 8-cell sleeve and tray system from Proptek. This system is superior to any other tree pot out there. Again, the air root pruning accelerates the growth of the tree without allowing circling roots. When the trees are transplanted in to the ground there is little to no transplant shock allowing the trees to truly take off. Proptek is my go to source for quality growing products.