One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room for them to expand.
- ‘Holiday cacti like to be slightly pot-bound and are usually repotted every 3 or 4 years.’
- ‘Look for a grass that has colorful foliage and is not too dense, which indicates that the plant has already become pot-bound and might be difficult to establish if planted.’
- ‘Loosen the roots of pot-bound nursery plants before planting them in the garden.’
- ‘If the plant has been in the container all season, you can bet it's pot-bound.’
- ‘Skip these pot-bound plants because the roots will be torn off during transplanting, and could cause a major set-back.’
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