"Ellepots are faster to transplant and there's less damage to the plants during transplanting process"
Lisa Ambrosio, president at Wenke Greenhouses
Wenke Greenhouses was looking for an opportunity to provide its landscape customers with a product that would help meet their efficiency and plant quality needs.
Lisa Ambrosio, president at Wenke Greenhouses and daughter of Lorence Wenke, said her company has been using Ellepots for a long time. Initially the company started using them for rooting vegetative liners.
“We started using the 1801 Ellepots for our landscape customers about 10 years ago,” Ambrosio said. “About 98 percent of the Ellepots we produce are sold to landscapers. The other customers who use Ellepots include growers like us who put them into combination patio pots or other large containers and hanging baskets.”
Ambrosio said her landscaper customers have also seen the advantage of using 1801 Ellepots. “The Ellepots are faster for them to transplant and there is less damage to the plants during the transplanting process so they take off faster,” she said.
“The landscapers say the plants grow better after being transplanted when they are grown in Ellepots. Then there is the reduction in clean up. They’re not left with any pots, only the carrying trays for the Ellepots. And we recycle and reuse the carrying trays.”
Ellepots enable landscapers to transplant beds faster and there is less damage to the plants during the transplanting process so they take off faster. And there is less clean up.