Interesting facts about bamboo

  •                                                                                          The origin of the word Bamboo comes from the Malay word “Mambu

  •                                                               Bamboos occur native on 5 continents: Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Australia.

                                                                                          Therefore, all continents except for Antarctica and Europe have bamboo

  •                                                                 Bamboo was the only plant to survive the radiation of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima, Japan in 1945

  •                                             Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases over 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to an equivalent mass of trees

  •                                                       Some species of bamboo are clocked at growing over 90 cm in height in a day. Thats over 3.8 cm in one hour! No other plant on earth can do this

  •                                       Bamboo is intrinsically strong in its molecular structure and has been used as a standard building material for the majority of the world for thousands of years

  • Flowers of bamboo are rarely seen. Some species of bamboo develop flowers after 65 or 120 years. Interesting fact about flowering is that all plants of one bamboo species develop flowers at the same time, no matter where they are located in the world

  •                                                       Bamboo has wide and strong root system which holds the soil stable and prevents erosion of the ground

  • Bamboo has stronger structure than steel and it is widely used in the construction industry. Other than that, bamboo is used in the manufacture of floors, furniture, bike frames, phone cases - almost anything imaginable