potbound

[pot-bound]
adjective Horticulture.
(of a plant) having the roots so densely grown as to fill the container and require repotting.

Origin:
1840–50; pot1 + -bound1

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potbound

adjective
(of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots 
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Care should be taken to insure that plants are not potbound.
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