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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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.
Like most ferns, they prefer to be pot-bound and will grow quite happily with a twice-daily misting over their leaves.
Once they become pot-bound, these plants will not increase in size - even if their root balls are scored prior to planting in the garden.
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.
Petunias need even more time, but don't start eggplants too soon, or they'll become pot-bound and stunted.
Don''t be in a hurry to repot plants as they like to be slightly pot-bound.
Houseplants actually enjoy being slightly pot-bound, as long as they're not getting throttled.
Should the container be thick with weed then this is a telltale sign of neglect and could suggest a plant that has been in the container for a long time and may be pot-bound.