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WHAT IS AN INFINITY POT

 

An Infinity Pot is a unique indoor botanical tek that is an alternative to the classic Forsythe Pot. The primary purpose of the Infinity Pot is to increase the success rate of cuttings and seedlings. An Infinity Pot is made up of a large 27cm Terracotta pot filled with Perlite. Sitting level inside is a smaller 11cm Terracotta pot with it's drainage hole sealed. The smaller pot is filled with fresh water which gentle seeps through the porous Terracotta at a slow controlled rate directly into the root zone wall of where the cuttings or seedlings are sitting. Plants that are somewhat difficult to root will have a better chance and losing your precious cuttings due to rot will now be a thing of the past. The major benefit of an Infinity Pot is that the plant is often able to make the transition to the garden much quicker and with an advanced root system in A+ condition.

 

HOW TO MAKE AN INFINITY POT

 

Below is a full 8-step instructional guide on how to make an Infinity Pot.

 

BEFORE YOU START

 

This is an indoors only tek. For best results, be sure to start this project with fresh Perlite and new Terracotta pots. Reused items can be a source of contamination and disease.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

 

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- 1 x Large 27cm Terracotta Pot

- 1 x Small 11cm Terracotta Pot

- 1 x Bag of Perlite

- Silicone Glue

- Caulking Gun

- Tape

- Scissors

 

STEP 1

 

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Tape up the drainage holes.

 

STEP 2

 

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Use silicone glue to plug the drainage hole on the smaller 11cm Terracotta Pot. Allow up to 24hrs drying time to create a water-tight seal.

 

STEP 3

 

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Half-fill the larger Terracotta pot with Perlite.

 

For Cuttings: Skip to STEP 6

 

STEP 4

 

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If using seedlings in Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets, first check their height in the pot. Add more Perlite or remove some to achieve optimal height.

 

STEP 5

 

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Continue planting out all the seedlings in Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets paying close attention to optimal spacing.

 

STEP 6

 

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Fill the remainder of the Infinity Pot with Perlite.

 

For Cuttings: Use rooting hormone and gently push the cuttings directly into the Perlite.

 

STEP 7

 

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Fill the smaller 11cm Terracotta Pot with fresh water.

 

STEP 8

 

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Your project is now complete. Be sure to check on the Infinity Pot every 3-4 days and refill the water reservoir when necessary. Best of luck!

 

QUESTIONS

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always happy to help out.

 

Have a great week. Until next time my friends.

 

Infinite Love and Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the tek, looks good! Do the cutting roots have a tendency to grow up against the central terracotta pot and stick, or does the water disperse well through the perlite?

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The water disperses fairly evenly in Perlite.

 

The roots won't stick to the central pot but you'll certainly notice more developed roots on the side closest to the water reservoir.

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Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to try.

 

Dumb question, when refilling the central reservoir, do you also water the pearlite at the same time, or is it better not to?

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The very first time you fill the reservoir I would recommend also lightly watering the Perlite to help the whole wicking process along.

 

After that you'll find the reservoir does all the work for you.

 

Also feel free to experiment with variations in the medium. I found coarse sand to work really well for woody cuttings.

 

The addition of a humidity dome and filtered light makes everything go gangbusters. I hope that helps.

 

I'd be really interested to see your setup once you're done. If anyone has any suggestions for improvements or upgrades, please share them. 

 

Infinite Love and Light

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Wow!  What a cool little tek.  Is this how you make all your cuttings?  I'm going to give this a go.

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neat

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Pipe could be running down the center through a hole, fish pump delivering the air payload.

 

It was very successful for me... except the medium was in the center suspended and the the water was on the outside. Kinda inverse.

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On 2/5/2018 at 10:41 PM, Smiling said:

Wow!  What a cool little tek.  Is this how you make all your cuttings?  I'm going to give this a go.

Hi Smiling - yes this is how I do it now. It works so effectively and I can replant them in roughly half the time. Please give it a go and let us know your results. Experiment!

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14 hours ago, Northerner said:

Pipe could be running down the center through a hole, fish pump delivering the air payload.

 

It was very successful for me... except the medium was in the center suspended and the the water was on the outside. Kinda inverse.

Awesome idea! I love it. Oxygenated water would rapidly speed the whole rooting process. The inverse idea is brilliant especially if you live in a hot environment and/or are away from you plants for days at a time. I think I'm going to give this a go Northerner. Do you have a photo of your tek that you can post. I'm interested in the airline / airstone setup and how you suspended the central pot?

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You could just put an airstone into the middle pot too.  But I like the idea of having the outside pot holding the water as it means I can go away for a couple days.  Although the downside is that theres less space for cuttings. Perhaps I need to make both and see which one works better for my situation

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2 hours ago, Infinity said:

Awesome idea! I love it. Oxygenated water would rapidly speed the whole rooting process. The inverse idea is brilliant especially if you live in a hot environment and/or are away from you plants for days at a time. I think I'm going to give this a go Northerner. Do you have a photo of your tek that you can post. I'm interested in the airline / airstone setup and how you suspended the central pot?

Here, a pictures is worth 1000 words

 

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It's a typical "bubbleponics" setup, kinda aeroponics type deal. Good for growing pest plants into trees in minimum time.
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Northerner, thanks for the diagram. Can oxygen (in the form of the oxygenated water) get through the central terracotta pot?

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The centre pot is a plastic basket filled with clay balls, mounted in a hole in the lid of the pot. The roots will grow down through the basket and hang in the nutrient solution, if allowed to progress that far. The seed is planted in a jiffy pot and set into the beads.

 

It's different to what you were explaining, with a possible different objective. One can provide almost ideal root conditions with a tek like this and induce flowering and fruiting conditions in record time. With a bit of nifty thinking I'm sure you could modify it specifically for seeding propagation and increase the possible planting area.

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