050PIFS: 50 cell 10×20” Pot-In-Frame Shrub Propagation System

  • Injection molded for a strong, rigid & long life construction.
  • The lightweight frame is 10×20” & acts like a benching system for the pots.
  • Our smallest size Pot-in-Frame system, perfect for shrub liners, ornamentals and perennials.
  • Frame elevates the pot well above the ground for air pruning down the side and bottom of the pot.
  • Fantastic aeration and drainage of media.
  • Plants can be moved together or individually.
  • Ideal for mechanization to help reduce labor costs.

Made In:

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Details & Features

Perfect for use in an automated perennial, woody ornamental or flower propagation nursery where processes are developed to be streamlined, efficient and cost effective. This system also works well as a first stage to step up, or to grow shrub liners and smaller plants.

Slightly smaller than a standard rose pot, these little air pruning pots can help increase your plants per square foot in your greenhouse, whilst still producing exceptional quality, and often better, plants.

The key to increased productivity and better plants is in the injection molded construction and unique Proptek root technology. The pots feature root training ribs and air root pruning windows to eliminate root circling and to produce numerous natural roots. The root pruning windows also provide improved drainage and aeration of the media, meaning roots don’t sit waterlogged.

Because of the improved root structures and the nonporous nature of the material, plants pull very easily out of the pot, helping to reduce the number of broken plants – or worse the damage that isn’t obvious until the plant is planted out and dies due to transplant stresses between the stem and root ball.

The frame itself is lightweight and sturdy and allows the moving of 50 pots at once, whilst retaining the flexibility to move, grade and sort the plants individually. As the pots are self-contained and removable, plants can be moved and sorted well before a full root system has developed without the danger of damaging the young plants.

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

20" x 10"

Plant Density

32.84 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

129 cc

Min Order Qty

280 trays

Made In


Suitable For

Root Stock, Step-Up, Shrub Liners, Cannabis, Hemp

Ornamentals, Perennials

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

14000 Pots / 280 Trays


Units per Pallet1

14000 if order full truck

14000 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Max Units/Container2



Units per Pallet1

280 if order full truck

280 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Max Units/Container2


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.

Roger Smith, General Manager | TreeSource Citrus Nursery, Ca., United States

The Tall Pot is a system, not just a container. We designed our 4 acres of facility around the pot and tray and saved thousands of dollars on benching because we only needed rails. The 8 cell tray naturally saves labor by reducing repetitive walking and is conducive to mechanized pot filling and conveyors.

On top of that, the injection molded pots and frames are durable and long lasting. We steam sterilize them and expect at least a 6 year life. The best feature is the root pruning and root architecture caused by the pot. There is absolutely no circling of roots and the mass of roots in the pot is amazing.

Our citrus trees take off and come into production sooner than any other pot used in citrus. Choosing this container was the best decision we ever made.

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.

L E Cooke Company, Ca., United States

I think they [Proptek’s propogation containers] are one of the best root pruning pots out there.  For one thing they are in a 10×20″ format which allows us to be able to maximize our bench space, where other types of air pruning pots leave a lot of open bench space.

I also like the way the plant is easily pulled from the pot and then easily put it back into the pot when checking the roots.  I like the injection mold type of pot instead of cheaper thermoformed pots.  They last much longer and are definitely worth the price point.  I think these pots should be more widely used in the industry, therefore making better roots on plants for the whole industry.