BAMBOO BAMBOO Bamboo is an evergreen plant from the grass family that has more than 1400 species. Most of them are native to warm and moist tropical climates, however, many species can be found in diverse regions as well. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth; certain species have been recorded to grow 910 mm within one day. Even the typical growth rate of commonly cultivated bamboo is 30-100 mm per day during the growing period. They are harvested from the age of three to seven years, depending on the species. Bamboo is also very prolific; it produces new culms each spring from its continuously growing root system regardless of the harvesting of mature stems. Bamboo is a very flexible and strong material; therefore it is also used as a construction material. It is naturally antibacterial, which makes it a convenient material to use in the production of toothbrushes, combs and other bathroom accessories. Fabric made of bamboo fibre is also used for clothes and diapers.