Bamboo plant

Bamboo plant

We know the bamboo plant

The bamboo plant is known for its ability to grow and mature in less time than other plants. It reaches its maximum height after about three months and its maximum maturity in two years. They are plants that belong to areas of the Far East, China and Japan, but have been found with plantations in Africa and America. They are evergreen plants and, given the number of species, can have crops of different sizes. The roots are rhizomatous and plant species are classified based on their growth. The species that has a very high growth also has a very invasive rhizomatous system. The stem is characterized by nodes from which the leaves develop. Flowers are hard to come by when it comes to non-spontaneous crops, but they generally bloom at the same time all over the world!

Planting bamboo in the garden

Bamboo has many species and new types appear on the market every year. In general they need high temperatures, but the new species also allow cultivation in less hot environments and outdoors, consequently also in Italy. It may happen that in particularly cold environments there is a total loss of the green of the plant, it is not a problem, because the roots do not lose their fiber, consequently, the shrub, with the arrival of the first heat, will return to bloom. The shrub does not like little sunny and shady environments, but wants environments full of light that allow the sun to dry the soil well, so as to prevent the rhizome from being attacked by mold. time will colonize all the available land: calculate the spaces!

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Planting bamboo indoors

Some types can grow in pots at home. With little space available, it is preferable to choose a species that does not have an exaggerated growth, otherwise the rhizome will not have enough space and will deteriorate quickly. The two main factors to keep under control when choosing to plant bamboo in pots is that it needs a humidity that never falls below 70%. In case of lack, it can be compensated with the right soil humidification. The plant should not be watered, but watered through a fine mist of water that simulates humidity. It is important that the pot that will host the plant is well ventilated, it will be enough to place, in the bed of a pot with drainage holes, a layer of stones covered with gardening felt that does not allow the earth to pass into the interstices of the stones. Thus the excess water will drain and the rhizome will remain moist but not wet.

Bamboo plant: The thousand uses of bamboo

The peculiarity of bamboo is that it is very versatile. Its thousand uses are known and range in all fields, from cooking to architecture, from fashion to locomotion. In cosmetics it is used to combat dry skin, but its use also reaches the fashion world. The need for eco-materials has prompted stylists to use the fiber collected from the pulp of the shrub as a "fabric" to create wonderful clothing. A fabric that, in addition to being completely natural, and very resistant, as well as antibacterial, in fact, evaporates sweat in a very short time giving freshness. In the kitchen, sprouts are the best known part of the eastern world. Some studies report that consuming the plant's sprouts would decrease the chances of getting cancer.

Video: How to plant a bamboo hedge or screen (October 2021).