Definition of pot-bound in English:

Share this entry

pot-bound

adjective

(Of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room for them to expand: pelargoniums seem to flower better when pot-bound
More example sentences
  • Skip these pot-bound plants because the roots will be torn off during transplanting, and could cause a major set-back.
  • Loosen the roots of pot-bound nursery plants before planting them in the garden.
  • Look for a grass that has colorful foliage and is not too dense, which indicates that the plant has already become pot-bound and might be difficult to establish if planted.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pot-bound

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.