potbound

[ pot-bound ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbaʊnd /

adjective Horticulture.

(of a plant) having the roots so densely grown as to fill the container and require repotting.

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Origin of potbound

First recorded in 1840–50; pot1 + -bound1
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British Dictionary definitions for pot-bound

pot-bound

adjective

(of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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