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12-Cell Root-Pruning Seed Starter

12-Cell Root-Pruning Seed Starter

Grow healthier plants and more yummy fruits & veggies with our reusable root pruning seed starters.
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Naked Root seed starter trays grow robust & healthy root pruned seedlings. The seed starters fit perfectly into a standard 10/20 tray.

6 - 12 Cell Root-Pruning Seed Starters fit into a standard 10X20 Tray

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"Seedlings from Naked Root trays were 2x bigger than my other seedlings... and produced SO MUCh FRUIT!"
Stacia Sleight, Verified Buyer
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200% More Roots!

Air root pruning sparks up to 200% more feeder root growth and prevents root-bound plants that resist transplant shock.

Durable & Reusable

Our diswasher-safe starter trays are made from heavy-duty BPA-free, food-safe & recyclable polypropylene you can use year after year.

More Fruits & Veggies!

Root pruned root systems grow healthy seedlings that resist transplant shock, mature faster grow bigger plants, and produce larger yields!

No More Root Rot

Root Zone Oxygen technology delivers vital oxygen to your roots to boost growth and stop root rot, a common cause of seedling death.

Ideal for starting all your garden plants:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chili Peppers
  • Squash
  • Watermelon
  • Herbs
  • Kale & Chard
  • & All the rest!

Easy to use (and reuse) seed starters

Stop throwing out flimsy seed starter trays and let your plants' roots breath to produce healthier root systems

Air enters through ventilation holes to aerate the soil and avoid root rot

Seedlings grow fast and strong and are more likely to survive transplant

Heavy duty materials are dishwasher safe and last for years!

Naked Root users see a significant increase in plant growth (and health)! Our secret? Air root pruning.

Root pruning Saves Lives!

In Naked Root root pruning pots, plants don't grow thick, fleshy roots that spiral the planter and choke the plant. Instead, they grow hundreds of thin root hairs, creating up to 200% more surface area. See the difference for yourself:

Do you dream of a more productive garden?We can help ...

Standard seed starting trays grow thick, twisting roots that do a poor job of absorbing water and nutrients.
Naked Root planters spark the growth of hundreds of highly absorbent feeder roots. So your plants are better suited to survive transplant and become healthy, productive plants!

Grow a healthier & happier garden:

  • Prevents Root Rot
  • Prevents Root Tangling
  • 200% More Feeder Roots
  • Reduced Transplant Shock
  • Faster Establishment
  • Stronger Growth
  • Less Up-Potting
  • Reuseable & Recyclable

Product Specifications:

  • Height -2"
  • Width - 5"
  • Depth - 6.5"
  • Soil Capacity - 2 Cups

Made in the USA from BPA - Free, Food-safe & 100% recyclable polypropylene.

  • Grows healthy & robust plants
  • Prevents root rot
  • No guess, no stress watering
  • Pruned roots need less up-potting
  • Easily flush out salts and minerals


  • Restricted roots stunt growth
  • Prone to root rot
  • Never sure when to water
  • Frequent up-potting required
  • Salts and minerals build up in soil

What are plant parents saying about Naked Root?


How is Naked Root different from other self-watering planters?

Most self-watering planters use a large reservoir of water below the plant that's absorbed from the bottom-up, slowly over time. Water is translocated to the soil by either a cotton rope or a narrow column of soil. If there is always water in your planter, your soil can stay wet and without oxygen (anaerobic) for weeks, risking root rot.

So Naked Root acts more like a fabric grow bag, suspending the soil in the air. Ventilation slits allow water to penetrate to all roots (not just the bottom ones) so water is absorbed more quickly. Once water is absorbed, oxygen rushes in to facilitate a water-oxygen exchange, replicating the process that happens in nature.

Does soil fall out of the aeration slots?

A little at first. When potting up your plant for the first time, some soil will fall through. And for the first few waterings, a small amount of soil will continue to spill into the outer pot. Simply rinse out the outer pot to clean it. After the first few waterings, the soil will settle in and will stay in place.

How often do I need to water my plant?

Most indoor houseplants will need to be watered about every 2 weeks with the Naked Root planter. You simply fill up the reservoir and let the planter do the work. Some plant types (like succulents) will need water less frequently. Check out our how-to-use directions for detailed watering instructions for specific plant types.