pot-bound


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pot-bound

(of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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I usually start the latter in a 41/2" azalea pot and may transfer it to a 5" pot if looks like it might be pot-bound. You can tell if it needs repotting when many roots extend far out of the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
They do best if left in their pots until really pot-bound - for greatest hardiness choose the Headbourne Hybrids.
Everything is getting pot-bound on our patio because he's threatened to dig up my 'useless' flowers if I put them in.
The roots develop as in pots, and since both companies' products allow the roots to grow out the bottom slots in the tubes, there is no risk of them becoming pot-bound.
I remember having a Christmas cactus which flowered its head off on my kitchen windowsill during the festive season year after year, when I showed it little affection, often leaving it dry as a bone and seemingly pot-bound.
* Repotting: When roots become pot-bound, the bonsai should be removed and repotted.
If they are winding round and round the base, they are obviously pot-bound which may hinder growth later on.
Hibiscus are fast growing plants and should be moved to a larger pot when pot-bound. Pruning should be done annually during the winter.
Like most ferns, they prefer to be pot-bound and will grow quite happily with a twice-daily misting over their leaves.
You can buy pot-grown plants at any time of year, and they like being fairly pot-bound, so don't re-pot them straight away.
By keeping them pot-bound and skipping a few waterings, you can coax them all into bloom.
If it is pot-bound in this way, there's a risk you'll damage the roots as you pull them out.