Bamboo is part of the “Grass” family
Yes, bamboo is not only a member, but it’s the biggest member of the grass family too.
Bamboo grows very fast
Bamboo is actually one of the quickest growing plants on earth. There are even some reported growth rates of over 3 feet in 24 hours. Also, unlike other plants (i.e. trees) individual bamboo stems ground at their full diameter & full height in 3-4 months.
Bamboo can get BIG
Interestingly, bamboo can grow up to 98 feet tall and get up to 8 inches in diameter.
Bamboo doesn’t like the cold
It’s true that many bamboo will die at near freezing temps. However some of the more temperate bamboos can survive temperatures as low as ?29 °C (?20 °F).
People eat bamboo
Both humans and other animals (i.e. Pandas) eat bamboo. Bamboo is used in many Asian dishes. People eat the shoots of bamboo and they are available in many supermarkets across Asia.
Bamboo used for medicine
Bamboo is used for treating infections and healing.
Bamboo has religious signification for some cultures
Several Asian cultures believe that humanity came out the stem from bamboo.
So there you have it. Beyond being a great fabric for Singlo Sport shirts, bamboo has many other interesting qualities.