Definition of root-bound in English:

root-bound

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adjective

Another term for pot-bound.
More example sentences
  • Repot root-bound houseplants and prune any that are looking very ragged.
  • Also Bonsai trees are intentionally allowed to become root-bound in their containers, and the roots too, are pruned.
  • He fertilizes with fish emulsion as much as possible without burning, and sets out plants as soon as they're gaining momentum, before they get root-bound.

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