Plants That Prefer to be Root Bound

Horticulture Magazine notes that we shouldn’t be afraid of letting some houseplants become root bound – they prefer it! “It’s generally best to keep cacti and other succulent plants underpotted, because it guards against rot. African violets and the related cape primrose do well when kept root bound, as do peace lilies, sansevieria, spider plants and ficus. In fact spider plants and sansevieria can continue to thrive even until their steel-like roots break the container in which they’re grown.”