Did you know? Guinness World Records states that the world record for the fastest growing plant on earth belongs to a certain bamboo species that grows up to 91 cm (35 inch) per day. Bamboo can reach full maturity in 3 to 5 years (dependent on species). It is the only woody plant that can keep up with the rate of human consumption and deforestation.
When bamboo is harvested, it will continue to grow new shoots from its amazing root system. There is no additional planting or cultivation. It requires no chemicals, pesticides or fertilizer to grow and thrive. It's very own fallen leaves provide the necessary nutrients that get recycled back into the soil.
Some species of bamboo can grow up to 40 m tall and 30 cm in diameter, hence the reason they are often confused for being “trees”.
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