Roots dictate: Size of pot = size of plant

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120701191636.htm

Interesting implications for containerized trees:

“From their 3-D MRI root scans, the researchers observed that potted plants quickly extend their roots to the pot’s walls. It is likely that the plants use their roots to ‘sense’ the size of the pot, although the details of how the roots relay the message about the pot’s size remain the plants’ secret.”

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