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what happens to plants when they get root bound?

Zone mattashall | Anonymous added on July 24, 2019 | Answered

I'm doing my science assignment and I don't know the answer.  I was wondering if you would know the answer?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 24, 2019

Every plant will have a different reaction to being rootbound. Some like it, and some don't. What I can do is point you in the direction to learn what effect this can have on plants. Trust me, you will retain much more knowledge when you have to find the answer.

These articles will get you started: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/should-you-repot-your-plant-happy-root-bound-house-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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