072N10I: 72 Cell 10×20″ Nesting/Stacking Tree & Shrub Propagation Tray for 30/35mm Ellepot

  • Nesting tray designed to hold stabilized media plugs such as an Ellepot.
  • One tray for both stacking and nesting orientation: Can be nested for storage and transport and can be stacked when loaded with Ellepots.
  • Designed to ensure air pruning of the roots, resulting in a healthier and stronger plant.
  • Accepts 30mm or 35mm diameter Ellepots.
  • Built-in benching system with feet on cell base.
  • Open sides to improve aeration and drainage producing an ideal microclimate for rooting and air pruning.
  • Economical, long life tray.
  • Cells have central base holes for easy ejection of plugs.

Made In:

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Suitable For

Landscape Trees, Shrub Liners, Woody Ornamentals

Fruit Trees, Nuts


Details & Features

This nesting Ellepot tray holds a 30mm or 35mm Ellepot and is especially suited to smaller landscape and woody ornamentals that don’t need require rootballs. These sized Ellepots also work very well as a first stage that is then bumped up into a larger diameter Ellepot, such as a shallow 80mm or 100mm.

The specialist design nests very closely together to vastly reduce freight and storage costs, but stacks securely for when full of Ellepots to help create a stable stack of trays that can be then efficiently moved around the nursery.

The main benefit of the Proptek/Ellepot propagation system is the amount of efficiency savings that can be made throughout the whole propagation process. Plants become much easier to work with and are often higher quality when they leave the nursery.

The tray features small feet to elevate plants off the ground to improve aeration and drainage of the Ellepot and ensures great air pruning to create a non-circled, fully natural root system.

This propagation tray is made from injection molded plastic, ensuring they last a very long time – no more throwing out Styrofoam or flimsy thermoformed plastic every year.

Can be effectively steam sterilised with no negative effects on either the life of tray or plant pulling

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

20" x 10"

Plant Density

47.63 pl/ft.2

Cell Volume

164 cc

Min Order Qty

1248 trays

Made In


Seeding Information

Cell Count



6 cells x 12 cells

Plant Density

47.63 pl/ft2

512.64 pl/m2

Cell Volume

10.01 cu in

164 cc

Centre-to-centre spacing



Tray/Frame Dimensions

Length at top



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Cell Dimensions

Cell opening



Cell depth



Drainage hole Diameter



Tray weight



Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

1248 Trays


Units per Pallet1

1248 if order full truck

1248 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.

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.

Jose Lima | Wonderful Citrus, CA, United States

I have used the 8 deep pot in frames since 2010 when I had the opportunity to closely participate in its design. The creation of this pot in frame marks a pivoting moment in the conception of modern professional citrus nurseries around the world. Technically speaking the pots are ideal for root development with adequate depth associated with internal ridges which direct the roots down and windows that cause air pruning enabling even more root mass to develop. The frame holding 8 pots make it an easy transition to automation and conveyance which are key features in any professional nursery in the new era of high labour cost. In my point of view, the question of which container to use in a professional citrus nursery has been answered by Proptek and its 8 cell deep pot in frame.