Bamboo Flowering: A botanical phenomenon

Bamboo Flowering: A botanical phenomenon

From food to flooring, bamboo has thousands of practical uses. But when’s the last time someone brought you a bouquet of bamboo flowers? When was the last time you even saw a bamboo flower, for that matter? Perhaps never, because bamboo flowers are both...
How fast does bamboo grow?

How fast does bamboo grow?

Bamboo has many amazing characteristics. And the woody grass has a reputation for being the fastest growing plant on earth. That reputation is well-deserved, because some varieties of bamboo can grow more than a meter a day, under ideal circumstances. How fast does...
Moso Bamboo: The King of Grasses

Moso Bamboo: The King of Grasses

Moso Bamboo, also known as Phyllostachys edulis, is nothing new, but in recent years it has sparked a revolution in agriculture, textiles and construction. Of the roughly 1,500 varieties of bamboo that populate the earth, it’s easy to argue that Moso Bamboo is...
Running bamboo: Why must you run?

Running bamboo: Why must you run?

Bamboo has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Indeed, some tropical varieties can grow more than a meter day in the growing season. Pull up a cozy chair and you can actually watch it grow. Running bamboo has earned a...

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