A condition which exists when a potted plant has outgrown its container. The roots become entangled and matted together, and the growth of the plant becomes stunted. When repotting, loosen the roots on the outer edges of the root ball, to induce them to once again grow outward.
When plants out-grow their containers and their root-balls don't have enough space left for further growth.
When a plants roots become tangled, matted, and grow in circles. Always untangle rootbound plants when replanting them in a larger container or in the ground.
of a potted plant; grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots
having the roots matted or densely tangled; "shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"- William Faulkner
A container-grown plant in which the roots have outgrown the container. In rootbound plants, the roots circle around the top of the rootball and poke out of the container's drain holes. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map: A map splitting the United States several zones to provide information on the approximate minimum temperatures in each zone. This map is a useful guide for selecting plants that will thrive in your area. Click here for an example: Zone Map
A condition which exists when a potted plant or garden bulb has outgrown its container. The roots become entangled and matted together, and the growth of the plant becomes stunted.
The condition of a plant that has been confined in a container too long, its roots having been forced to wrap around themselves and even swell out of the container. Successful transplanting or repotting requires untangling and trimming away of some of the matted roots.
Where a plant's roots have grown to the capacity of a container and begin to wind around the inside of the container, causing the plant's growth to be stunted until the plant is repotted into a larger container.
Container-grown plants that lack adequate space for root growth.
A condition in which the roots of a plant have grown entangled in a tight mass, or completely filled a container.