pot-bound


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pot-bound

adj
(Horticulture) (of a pot plant) having grown to fill all the available root space and therefore lacking room for continued growth
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pot-bound

[ˈpɒtbaʊnd] ADJ this plant is pot-boundesta planta ya no cabe en la maceta, esta planta ha crecido demasiado para esta maceta
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