Monday, September 8, 2008

Bamboo FAQ: How Fast does Bamboo Grow?

How Fast does Bamboo Grow?

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world (fastest growing plant on land that is). Th
ey say it grows so quickly that you can hear it. Under optimum conditions, bamboo has been recorded growing up to 46 inches per day. That's nearly 4 feet! The plant will reach its maximum height and girth after a single season of growth, which can be close to 100 feet tall and 8 inches wide. A bamboo plant produces about 5 times more "Bio-Mass" than your average tree. Learn more about bamboo!


Sue Swift said...

Too fast! My neighbours planted some and now the stuff infests my London garden. Don't get me wrong, I like bamboo - but not springing up at irregular intervals on my lawn. any tips for getting rid of it?

Charlotte said...

I tryed to grow bamboo from seeds. But they never sprouted ( is it the right word?)