Definition of root-bound in English:
Another term for pot-bound.
- 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.