Bamboo - tell me about bamboo in its natural state
Bamboo are a group of perennial plants of the grass family.
They are the fastest growing woody plants in the world, with a growth rate of
1-4 feet per day depending on the species and a host of other conditions. There
are approximately 1,000 species. They do grow in a number of places around the
world but they are most abundant in Eastern Asia. Some of the ancient bamboo
species can reach over 250 feet in height.
Do bamboo flower? The short answer is yes, they do. To
explain the flowering aspect of bamboo, let us just say that it varies based on
the particular species. Suffice to say, many of the bamboo species have
flowering intervals of anywhere from decades to over a century in between
flowering. Experts are still learning about bamboo with regards to its
flowering patterns. Much of it is still unknown.
As we have mentioned previously, bamboo does not require
pesticides, herbicides, or irrigation to grow, rather it typically thrives in
it’s natural environment. Bamboo is also among the most abundant plant
resources on earth.
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