History, Uses, and Cultivation of the Bamboo Plant

The bamboo It is perhaps the easiest to cultivate and fastest growing herbaceous plant currently living on planet Earth. In its first year of life it can reach up to the two meters highmore than any other plant.

They mainly inhabit Asia, where they form beautiful bamboo forests, or can even be seen growing on both sides of the roads. A landscape that many of us are not used to seeing, and that impresses us, because it creates a different magic …

Bamboo forest

… Don’t you think? In the picture we do not see trees, but bamboos that grow vigorous, healthy and strong in a forest in Japan.

By the way, did you know that they are plants that already inhabited the age of dinosaurs? In fact, they are much older than these animals. Bamboo was one of the first plants to appear on the planet. Its rapid growth and easy reproduction made it inhabit all corners of our young planet.

Today it is one of the most popular plants in gardens around the world. And cane production is widespread, mainly in eastern countries, where they are used to make boats, chairs or furniture of all kinds.

In gardening it is used to cover walls or walls, delimit areas, or simply to have a corner … different. There are even those who dare to make bonsai. And if you don’t believe me, take a look:

Bamboo Bonsai

Although the classical masters of this beautiful art say that only trees can be worked as bonsai, the truth is that they have done a great job with this bamboo, don’t you think?

To have a healthy and strong bamboo, several things must be taken into account:

  • It must have enough room to grow. It is important to remember that it sprouts from an early age.
  • Moisture in the soil is necessary. It should be watered at least once a week.
  • It does not support intense frosts.

Do you have or would you like to have one in your garden?

History, Uses, and Cultivation of the Bamboo Plant

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