Updated: Jun 15, 2022
10 Amazing Facts about Bamboo
The first year it sleeps
The second year it creeps
The third year it leaps
No brownie points for guessing this as we all know how fast the bamboo grows. This is a natural resource that has its own glory nowadays. Farmers and nature enthusiasts are fondly cultivating bamboos on their farms. I have heard bamboo artisans saying, “There is nothing we can’t do with bamboo. All you need is little innovation and guidance.”
So guys let's see why this bamboo is creating so much hush-hush everywhere. Let's focus on its 10 amazing facts that are very common but we didn’t bother to know.
1. Bamboo is an important element for balancing oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A bamboo groove releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent no of trees. So planting bamboo is the best way to reduce your carbon existence and help reduce global warming.
2. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet. The records say that it grows at an amazing 47.6 inches in a 24-hour period speed.
3. Bamboo is a feasible replacement for wood. Most of the trees take 10 to 20 years to grow to their full capacity but bamboo takes 3 to 5 years. Cutting and re-growing Bamboo is more economical than the trees for wood.
4. Bamboo tolerates extreme conditions as well, even a case study says it survived through the Hiroshima Atomic blast too.
5. Bamboo Doesn’t need chemicals and fertilizers to grow. Once harvested they keep on growing.
6. Bamboo has approximately 1439 species in which few are edible, can be converted into fiber for clothing and used as lumber for furniture or other artifacts.
7. Bamboo stops erosion of the soil so it’s pretty earth-friendly too.
8. Bamboo has a stronger structure than steel, no wonder we see its huge usage in the construction industry.
9. Earthquake-prone areas have their construction made with bamboo. The number says more than 1 billion people live in such bamboo houses around the world.
10. And you know?? Bamboo is everywhere. Except for Antarctica, it grows in every continent..!!
So now we know why Bamboo..!? Let's explore more about Bamboo to experiment more..!! Keep following us to get enlightened on Bamboo..!!