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Golden Bamboo

Scientific name: Phyllostachys aurea


when golden bamboo is fully grown it can be more than 30 meters Their internodes are hollow Golden


Picture taken at Honolulu, Hawaii


Geographic area of origin: first found and used in China more than 5000 years ago Common uses: Landscaping – We can’t deny that Bamboo plant looks great in our gardens. Aside from the aesthetic beauty they give to our gardens, bamboo plants are also used as screen, affording us privacy in our very own garden. Bamboo Flooring – Nowadays, many people around the world are using Bamboo floor planks in their homes or workplaces. It is durable and moisture resistant, not to mention, cost-effective. Its hardness can be compared maple and red oak, making bamboo floor planks an effective alternative for those costly hardwoods. Bamboo Furniture – Beds, Chairs, Closets, Tables, Chests, etc. Name it and any piece of furniture you can think of right now has been made of bamboo. Known for its strength and durability, Bamboo makes a great material for any furniture you have in mind. Bamboo Clothing – Softer than cotton, smoother than silk; Bamboo fabric has been known for that. Made from the bamboo pulp, bamboo clothing is becoming one of the rages in the textile industry today. Bamboo Bridges – Many places in Asia uses bamboo as materials for building bridges. May it be narrow streams or wide rivers, bamboo makes a very good bridge since it’s easy to use, doesn’t easily rot in water plus, a very accessible resource. Date and method: arrived 1778 Original settlers of Polynesia arrived in Hawaii between 500 A.D. And 700 A.D. When they did arrive they brought along bamboo with other stuff Indigenous: no Endemic: no Invasive: no Other facts: There are over 70 genera of bamboo, separated into 1450 species Fabric made from bamboo is highly absorbent, and comparable to the softness of cashmere

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