Definition of pot-bound in English:

pot-bound

Line breaks: 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.

More definitions of pot-bound

Definition of pot-bound in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw