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Question: what is the bamboo with the fastest development of stems?

hi, I would like to know which species of Bamboo are growing faster, at the DIAMETER level. I was looking for a species that reaches 3 4 cm in diameter as quickly as possible. can you help me?? thanks daniele


Giant bambu: Answer: the development of bamboo

Dear Daniele,

in general, most of the bamboo found on the market has a rapid development, even if dwarf varieties are very sought after lately, in order to have a plant that is easy to grow but small in size.

The species that produces larger and faster stems is phyllostachys pubescens, also known by the synonym phyllostachys edulis; these are large bamboo, which in a short time develop very large and decidedly very tall stems, which can even exceed 20 meters in height over the years; because it is clear that a large height of the stem is related to a width of the stem.

Obviously the bamboo plants then develop more or less according to the condition in which they are grown; also phyllostachys pubescens, reaches the maximum dimensions only if positioned in a well-lit and sunny place, with a good amount of soil and a good availability of water. The specimens grown in pots produce a few meters of stem every year, which is often not as huge as that of the brothers grown in the ground.

Most children are not afraid of the cold; they are plants native to Asia, in particular from China, Japan, Korea, and can withstand a very harsh winter climate, up to around -15 ° C.

They are rhizomatous plants, which produce a large root bread (rhizomes), not very deep, which over time tends to widen a lot, until they become, in the right conditions, immortal plants, which widen at will; in many areas of the globe, bamboo imported from Asia has now become weed, and its cultivation is strictly regulated.

Yes, because vigorous plants, which do not need care and endure the heat, cold, wet soil and drought and have rapid development, can quickly expand and fill all the space they have available.

In fact, the bamboo grows by producing new shoots every year, starting from the root bread, at the base of the other stems; if we keep the bamboo strain in pots, there are no problems of any kind; if we grow them in open ground it is convenient to periodically remove some of the new shoots, to encourage the development of the main stems and to prevent them from spreading excessively.

Often those who plant the bamboo, especially if they are large species, prepare the hole by lining it with reinforced plastic sheets, or even with metal plates, to avoid that over time the rhizomatous roots tend to spread on the ground.

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