Bamboo, a plant that originated from Asia is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Bamboo is a type of grass that has a wood hallow stem. Bamboo reaches maturity in less than five years and has a variety of sizes. Depending on the type, it can grow between 1 and 10 feet tall.
Bamboo material is one of the fastest growing renewable natural resources in the world. Bamboo has become a very popular choice as a material to create eco-friendly clothes, toys, floors and furniture.
Types of Bamboo
There are two main types of bamboo, clumping bamboo and running bamboo.
Clumping bamboo remains in a tight bunch of stalks. With the addition of new stalks, the bunch gets larger each year. Clumping bamboo expands at a rate of a few inches per year. Clumping bamboo tends to spread slowly. Clumping bamboo is also called non-spreading bamboo.
Running bamboo is an excellent screening plant that will spread quickly and densely fill an area. Running bamboo grows very fast and aggressively. Running bamboo is also called spreading bamboo.
How to use Bamboo
Bamboo can be used for several different things. In some countries bamboo is used to cook meals, while in other places, it is used for construction.
Bamboo clothing is soft and smooth and feels like cashmere, but can be put in the washer and dryer and is wrinkle-resistant.
Bamboo fabric has a natural sunscreen that blocks out 98% of all UV activity, protecting your skin from the harmful effects of sun's ray.
Cons of Using Bamboo
Pros of Using Bamboo
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