Facts About Bamboo Plants

Facts About Bamboo Plants image by jupiterimages.com
Facts About Bamboo Plants image by jupiterimages.com


Bamboo has been used by humans for thousands of years. It is a renewable resource that can almost be found in any part of the world, and environmentalists are interested in its usefulness as a fuel and in building materials.


Bamboo is a perennial that is a part of the true grass family. It is a woody evergreen plant and while it can grow tall, a bamboo plant is not a tree.

Plant Growth

Bamboo is one of the tallest grasses known in the world. The plant can grow very tall at a quick pace--with documented growth of 3 to 4 feet per day.

Where Does Bamboo Grow?

Bamboo can be grown in the mountains where it is cold and also in hot tropical environments. Bamboo can be found in North and South America, northern Australia, east Asia, and the southern part of Africa.


Bamboo has been used to make alternative sources of fuel such as ethanol and substitutes for diesel.


Bamboo has been used in construction for scaffolding in high rise buildings. It is also used tor making light plywood boards. Bamboo is used to make products you eat, walk on, eat off of, and live under.


  • Bamboo Plant Facts
Keywords: bamboo plants, facts about bamboo plants, bamboo plant facts

About this Author

Ariana Cherry-Shearer began writing for the Web in 2006. Cherry-Shearer's work has appeared at websites such as GardenGuides, GolfLink and Trails. She also writes a weekly blog and has published collections of poetry. Cherry-Shearer earned a certificate in computer applications from Lakeland Community College.

Photo by: jupiterimages.com