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Ready to Bend It Like a Bamboo

Priya Johnson Nov 09, 2020
How much do you know about these fascinating bamboo plants. Try this simple challenge and find out how much you know...
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The Bamboo plant is the fastest growing plant on our planet. Given the right weather conditions, it can grow to a height of 3m every 24 hours.
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As per the Guinness Book of World Records, the title of the fastest growing plant belongs to a certain bamboo species. However, not every bamboo species grows super fast.
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Quick Fact
Bamboo is found growing in different parts of Asia, Australia, North and South America, and also Africa.
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Fascinating Fact
Although bamboo plants grow tall and are often referred to as bamboo trees, they actually belong to the grass family Poaceae (Gramineae).
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Planting bamboo grooves helps balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the air. They absorb carbon dioxide and help reduce the carbon footprint.
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99% of a panda's diet comprises soft bamboo shoots, leaves, and roots. A bamboo lemur exclusively feeds on bamboo.
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During a drought phase when water is scarce, the plant will curl up its leaves and even sheds a few leaves to reduce the number of leaves needing hydration.
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Raw bamboo charcoal is made from culms, branches, and roots. Bamboo briquette charcoal on the other hand is made from bamboo sawdust and residue.
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Interesting Fact
Besides moisture-absorbing properties helpful in drying tea, bamboo charcoal is also useful to purify water.
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The ornamental 'Lucky Bamboo' is not actually bamboo and its taxonomical order is Dracaena Sanderiana.
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Interesting Fact
Bamboo Kun is a natural antimicrobial bio-agent found in bamboo. Because of this content, bamboo plants don't need external pesticides to keep pests away.
You've successfully 'bambooed' to the end of the challenge!