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Ready to Bend It Like a Bamboo

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!

 Priya Johnson

Credits
Ben Guerin, Eric BARBEAU