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How to Grow Bamboo

Written by Hans Dekker

Bamboo is a mysterious and elusive plant that baffles taxonomists who try to contain it within a botanical class and gardeners who try to contain it within a limited garden space as they learn how to grow bamboo. For many years, bamboo was thought to be a primitive grass but recent DNA testing has shown it to be one ofrepparttar most highly evolved forest grasses. There are over 1200 forms of bamboo that grow in a broad spectrum of color includingrepparttar 113412 familiar green and gold as well as burgundy, blue and even black grasses. Some varieties of bamboo can grow up to a foot a day and ultimately reach 130 feet tall whilerepparttar 113413 smallest bamboo cultivar attains only six inches of growth.

The first step in learning how to grow bamboo is picking a cultivar and beginning to unravel its many mysteries. While most of us picture tall stands of green and golden canes growing in tropical bamboo forests, bamboo cultivars range fromrepparttar 113414 temperate torepparttar 113415 tropical. As well as diversity in cultivar, bamboo has over 1500 documented uses that range from use in construction torepparttar 113416 making of acupuncture needles and from agricultural fodder torepparttar 113417 making of musical instruments. Until they are cut, bamboos stems are properly called culms and not canes. In India bamboo plants are commonly calledrepparttar 113418 "Wood ofrepparttar 113419 poor" and in China the” friend ofrepparttar 113420 people". To add torepparttar 113421 confusion, a cultivar commonly sold as “lucky bamboo” isn’t bamboo at all but a type of lily fromrepparttar 113422 Dracaena family!

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