- (of a plant) having the roots so densely grown as to fill the container and require repotting.
Origin of potbound
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Examples from the Web for pot-bound
Take care not to have them pot-bound while in growth, but do not over-pot when bloom is wanted.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
If they afterwards get at all pot-bound, weak manure should be applied.
He dumped out the last dregs like mould from a pot-bound flower-pot.A Diversity of Creatures
That your children shall be scoffed at by the alien as useless outside their own pot-bound provinces.From Sea to Sea
It was felt by our country that the United States must own the west coast or be pot-bound later on.
- (of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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