February: Is Your Houseplant Pot-Bound?

Your plant will give you clues if it is feeling pot-bound.  Roots will be growing out of the bottom of the pot and growth will be very slow despite good light and regular feeding.  Turn the pot upside down and remove the plant.  If the roots are all matted and very little soil is visible, the plant is likely pot-bound.  Remember that some plants like to be pot-bound.