048S38I: 48 Cell 11.25 × 15″ Tree & Shrub Propagation Tray For 40mm Ellepots

  • Holds 48 x 40mm (1.57”) diameter Ellepots.
  • The optimum Ellepot height for this container is 93mm (3.6”).
  • Injection molded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying.
  • A perfect container system for forestry, landscape tree and shrub propagation.
  • Ideally suited to mechanisation in both traditional nurseries & modern, automated greenhouses.
  • Excellent air pruning produces numerous secondary roots and eliminates root circling.
  • 48 plants can be handled at once or lifted out individually.
  • Air vents located between cells provide excellent airflow through the canopy. This also helps to air prune root tips.
  • Ellepots are held centrally and securely in the tray, enabling it to work better with automation equipment.
  • Sculpted cut-outs between cells allow easy manual extraction of Ellepots.
  • Unique, patented water saving feature within each cell helps to reduce water consumption when using overhead irrigation systems.

Made In:

New Zealand Flag

Suitable For

Eucalyptus, Pine, Native Trees, Root Stocks (e.g Apples, Citrus)

Details & Features

New for 2021, this 48 cell stacking tray holds 48 individual 40mm diameter Ellepots.

A 40mm wide Ellepot is the perfect size for propagating many types of forestry, landscape, woody ornamental and native plants.

This size of Ellepot can then be easily stepped up to an even larger Ellepot (such as an 80mm or 100mm). A hole is drilled in the larger Ellepot and the 40mm is simply slotted in, making stepping up a very quick and efficient operation.

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, and to shipping out of the door.

The optimum height Ellepot for this container is 93 mm (3.6”).

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together while the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The Ellepots are held in such a way by the tray that enough air movement is allowed for great aeration and drainage and incredible ‘air pruning’ of the root system.

Unique, patented water saving feature within each cell helps to reduce water consumption when using overhead irrigation systems.

Once the plants are grown to the desired size, the Ellepot  can be removed, packaged and sent to the field or customer without any plastic leaving the nursery, helping to ensure containers never go missing. This also helps with disease management, as you aren’t bringing any contaminated containers back to the nursery.

Can be effectively steam sterilised with no negative effects on the life of tray.

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

11.25" x 15"

Plant Density

41 pl/ft.2

Made In

New Zealand

Shipping Statistics


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.

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.

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.