Bamboo is one of the world commonly grow plant in the world, it’s highly versatile giant grass, gives the plant unique properties of growing in almost any kind of climate.
Bamboo plant can found in Asia, North America, South America, Australia and Africa. It’s name was gotten from the sound it makes when it is heated and the air in the sealed hollow inter-nodes chamber will expand and causes an explosive bam-boom sound.
It is naturally found as secondary vegetation in forests, but in some cases, they are the dominant vegetation type. It has up to 1500 different kind of species. Bamboo plant has over 2,000 different uses and used in the manufacture of floors, furniture, house walls, skateboards, bicycle frames, toothpick, and helmets etc.
Now that we know more about bamboo plant, let us quickly overview It’s Top 6 facts.
Bamboo flowers are rarely seen, some species of bamboo develop flowers after 65 or 120 years and all plants of one bamboo species develop flowers at the same time, no matter where they are located in the world.
It is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It can grow 3 feet in height in 24 hours under appropriate climate conditions. it reaches maturity after only 3 to 5 years.
It releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. Because of these features, it greatly decreases amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and cleans the air.
It’s stem, leaves, and soft shoots serves as diet for animal like panda, gorillas, and chimpanzees.
It does not require fertilizers for optimal growth. Discarded leaves of bamboo provide all needed nutrients when they start to decompose.
It is very successful in controlling soil erosion. Even after the shoots are cut the amazing root system ensures that the soil remains intact.