adjective Horticulture.

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

Origin of potbound

First recorded in 1840–50; pot1 + -bound1
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(of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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