Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:02

Bamboo Fact 2: Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW? - Bamboo can grow up to 1 meter (over 3 feet) in 24 hours. This fantastic rate of growth has been witnessed on occasion with the moso variety of bamboo that is common in China and Japan. A bamboo shoot emerges from the ground at the full diameter that it will have. It then quickly grows straight up as a bare pole for several weeks until it reaches full height. After this, secondary branches will begin growing from the nodes and these will bear leaves. New bamboo stalks must be allowed to mature for 3-5 years before the woody material is hard enough to harvest and use.