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  1. potbound, rootboundadjective

    (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots

  2. rootboundadjective

    having the roots matted or densely tangled

    "shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"- William Faulkner


  1. rootbound

    Rootbound refers to a condition where a plant's root system has fully occupied or overgrown the pot or container it's in, often leading to stunted growth or poor plant health. This situation arises when the plant is not re-potted or moved to a larger space for a significant amount of time. In a rootbound plant, the roots become densely tangled and matted, which can prevent water, oxygen, and essential nutrients from being effectively absorbed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rootbound in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rootbound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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