Real Bamboo Versus Synthetic Bamboo

8 02 2010

By: David de Castro

Synthetic Bamboo is a replica of real bamboo. Synthetic bamboo is either made up of plastic or high-class fabric. Imitation Bamboo is called Bamfaux. Both are versatile but live bamboo can be used as food, mats, wall, fences and hundreds of other application. Synthetic bamboo is just an ornament; it cannot grow and never rots because it’s not alive. With live bamboo the ends are often splintered and sometimes flayed. With Imitation bamboo this doesn’t happen, ever. Bamboo plants have internal oily chemical reaction that pushes away paint and fade away. Imitates bamboo painted to suite you, it doesn’t need to re-paint it. The synthetic bamboo is prone to scratches and wears that remove the coloring, leaving behind white marks. Real bamboo might wear away plus it might crack and break and will do so much easier than imitation bamboo. Bamboo are flexible, they both bent into small degree. The only real complication is live bamboo need to be wet, green and young to be able to bend. However imitation bamboo simply needs to be itself, the more thickly the less flexible itself. I hope this article help you determine the differences of real bamboo and Synthetic bamboo aside from its major differences.

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboo Plants in America

3 02 2010

By : David de Castro

Clumping Bamboo is composed of over 500 species but the majority of this species grown in tropical to sub-tropical region around the world. However some of the species can be grow in Southern United States, zones 7-10 or in cold area. Clumping bamboo grow in the lower part of United State. Bamusa family comprised of many species and the most planted variety of bamboo planted in US are Bambusa Multiplex, commonly known as Hedge Bamboo.

Bambusa Multiplex Alphonse Karr bamboo grows variegated. It can grow fast as 1-2 inches in diameter and poles up to 50 feet tall. Alphonse Karr got its popularity because of its beautiful specimen plant of stripe bamboo. Other beautiful bamboo is Tropical Blue bamboo, Multiplex Silverstripe, Gracilis or Graceful Bamboo, Seabreeze Bamboo, and Angel Mist Bamboo. These clumping bamboo species like a running bamboo which is cold-hardy and perfect as privacy hedge. Clumping Bamboo is primarily prized for its non-invasive characteristics, and to be used as barriers between homes in densely populated urban community. American native bamboos like Arundinaria gigantea, also known as “canebreaks” or “switchcane” rarely grows greater than 1 inch and 25 feet tall. American native bamboo is technically running bamboo but not nearly aggressive, and spreading very slowly.

The Increasing Demand of Bamboo

2 02 2010

By : David de Castro

Bamboo plants now is one of the newest hope for a sutainable future. Environmentalist believe that if bamboo in major way of afforestation, there would be significant reduction of global warming. Here are some worth of bamboo to environment and human lives.

  • The fastest growing components of forest and play a significant role to the development of animal habitats.
  • It doesn’t cost a lot of energy nor money to cultivate.
  • It is renewable sources of building material and cheapest than wood.
  • Bamboo has been important part of humanities.
  • Source of nutritious food

In this modern world today with evolving lifestyles and and choices. Bamboo is still first in the line across large part of the world as it was used in the past. The high impact of the significance of bamboo and to the cultures has been extented in this period of time . With the help of technology bamboo found a great uses such:

  • Bamboo flooring
  • Furnitures and Fixtures
  • Bamboo Blinds
  • And very comfortable eco-fibre which is naturally anti-microbial.

Beautiful Black Bamboo Collection

1 02 2010

By: David de Castro
In the past two decades there has been increasing desire to experiment new plants in the garden. Gardening has always been a story of importing new and exotic plants from other countries and climates. Fine black bamboo can be used to add an exotic feel to your own plot garden and can act as central features in a modern garden.

Bambusa Lako Timor Bamboo is one of the elegant and  best bamboo collections. Unlike Tropical Black Bamboo or G. Atroviolacea lako timor is more versatile in landscape and froze resistance. The culms emerge green and mature to its beautiful shiny black. Its tall bamboo has purple black with light green stripes. Branches grow from lower part from its culm and it can be planted either as a specimen, in a row along the path, or among other tropical foliage. Its wood became highly prize for its strength and maintain its color after harvested. Slightly open clumper and it can grow 30-45 feet with 2″-3″ diameter canes. Canes may suffer frost damage at 27o to 30o but the cold does not affect the roots. The bigger canes and new shoots will come-out in a summer season. Bamboo has many uses worldwide from building materials to paper.

The Natural Bamboo Vinegar

28 01 2010

By : David de Castro

Many people don’t know that bamboo used as an alternatives of vinegar. Right, many of these ingredients are ancient items used in the Asian culture for centuries. Bamboo vinegar oil is used for organic fertilizer, preservative medium and for relief of paints etc. Bamboo vinegar produced a through natural carbonization occurs when bamboo heated in the container during bamboo charcoal production. The vapor become condensed once cooled down which produces the vinegar. After several filtering process, bamboo vinegar produced having healthful benefits to improve the health and beauty.

Doctors today are turning to natural ingredients to help relieve common ailments that bother people today. After a years of technological findings and research, doctors and scientists begun using natural ingredients to address many diseases. And bamboo vinegar is one of the greatest discoveries. One of the products used in the natural market today is organic bamboo vinegar. It is a natural liquid, derived from the condensation obtained in bamboo charcoal production. Bamboo vinegar made-up of many nutrients and provides medicinal benefits to users. The vinegar commonly used in diluted form, known for the betterment skin, hair, and body condition. For years, bamboo vinegar knows in detoxification as main ingredients in Detox foot pads.

The Eco-friendly Bamboo Fabrics

27 01 2010

By : Dave de Castro

Bamboo fabric is soft and for all skin types because it is natural and eco-friendly. Many people catching into the fact that bamboo makes an excellent fabric. Bamboos are being processed naturally to transform it into fabric that is softer that cotton and drape like silk. Its luxurious softness has been described similar to cashmere but less expensive and more durable. The most importantly is, it doesn’t damage the environment even than organic cotton.

Bamboo fibers are manufactured from natural bamboo using high-technological machines. The fibers are completely biodegradable making it eco-friendly and praised as the natural green fabric materials. Bamboo fiber has natural anti-bacterial components that can’t cause any skin irritation and allergies. Unlike other resources bamboo grows faster and assures sustainability than forest trees which require over 30 years recovery period. Bamboo fabric is cool and breathable. The micro-gaps and micro-holes in the bamboo fiber make its moisture, absorbing and ventilating. Perhaps the best use of bamboo fibers is for babies and lot of these are available in market with different colors and design. So try to wear bamboo fibers to keep you cool and comfortable.

Growing Requirement of Bamboo Plants

26 01 2010

By: David de Castro

In growing and caring bamboo plants, there’s some requirement needed to make it beautiful and attractive on your landscape. On the subject of growing requirements for bamboo, you need to supply all the necessities of your bamboo to make strong and diseases free.  The American Bamboo Society said that most bamboo grow faster and perform best in full sun. In some point of view some bamboo need partial shades and didn’t endure the full exposure to sunlight.

In this article we will discuss the needs on the versatile plant, bamboo. Most of the bamboo or all bamboos prefer the loamy texture of soil and slightly acidic pH balance (around 6 ). Bamboo plants want lot of water but they also need a well-drained soil. Restrict watering for clumping bamboo to the area around the base of the plant.  If you’re growing a running bamboo, saturating the entire planting area is really important. Apply a right amount of High Nitrogen Fertilizer to stimulate growth of your bamboo plants.

For those who live in cold climates, there are some verities of bamboo suitable for your climate. Like Multiplex clumping Bamboo, Silverstripe, Angel Mist Bamboo Plants, and Seabreeze Clumping Bamboo. These kind of bamboo are cold hardy and will endure the cold climate. Now you know not only how to contain bamboo plants but also how to grow them. Visit to have best bamboo suitable for you.

Bamboo Information and Care

25 01 2010

By: David de Castro

There are over 2000 different verities of bamboo plant in the world. This can be grown as a privacy screen outside your home or in a container garden that gives unique and exotic look. Bamboo is a grass, a fairly simple plant but highly evolved and versatile.  Bamboo blooms every in every year and it said that it can grows at the amazing rate of 12 inches a day. For gardeners and bamboo lovers, planting bamboo is really fun and exciting because it has a lot of challenges and adventure.

Bamboo can grow in different climate not just in tropical ones. If you can find a nursery selling different varieties of bamboo plant, this is ideal. If not you will need to go online for sources of bamboo that will grow in your area. Please visit and these website help you to choose the right bamboo for you.

On caring for your bamboo all you need to know a few basic rules. All verities of bamboo need sunshine so you need to place your bamboo in a right area. In the beginning it needs a lot of water but later on it needs only the right amount. Use the same fertilizer for your bamboo; you can also use organic fertilizer like manure or other organic materials. If your bamboo grows in a container make sure your container is big enough. Trim off the yellow and dried leaves on your bamboo as they occur.

Discover the Benefits of Bamboo Plants

21 01 2010

By : David de Castro

Bamboo plants is not just an ordinary grass, it plays a major role in our environment and to the thousands of people and animals.  This plant became popular because of its advantages and very useable resource. Our environments are being destroyed, our ozone layer thins, forest disappears and deserts form, and many disease rages. But bamboo plant is on the move to help us; bamboo has an element in balancing the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet and viable replacement for woods. So you don’t need to cut more trees to the forest.

Bamboo is very cheap resource which makes it a huge industry. Bamboo is used to build houses and even bridges. It also used to produce fine furniture, carpets, matt, shades, fences, valuable art and many other things. Bamboo is also a source of food; its new shoots are discovered as a great source of fiber and many other nutrients in building our body resistance. There’s more don’t forget  the luck given by bamboo. In China you can find it almost in any household because the legend says it brings luck to the bearer and energizes the place where it is. But hold, Lucky Bamboo is not a bamboo but just a simple house plant. However it looks like bamboo that’s why we keep calling it Lucky Bamboo.

Growing Bamboo in Home Garden

20 01 2010
By : David de Castro
Landscaping the bamboo can give your garden a great scenery and perfect nature view. Bamboo plants are very durable, strong, and flexible that can stand out even in the worse whether condition. That is why bamboo is very popular in garden design and landscape. There are several things to consider in landscaping your bamboo with your garden to make it more presentable and beautiful. First thing you need to do is choose the right bamboo which is suitable to your location zone. Different kinds of bamboo have different endurance when it comes to whether condition and climate changes. So it’s better to know that you are aware about what type of bamboo you have and its compatibility in terms of climate zone. You need to choose a perfect spot of your bamboo to your garden, make sure that it fits to the location you’ve chosen.
Here are some key points to grow your bamboo perfectly and beautiful. Most bamboos prefer a soil pH of around 6.0 – 6.2 and partial to full sunlight. Newly planted bamboo requires liberal watering because it needs to send out new culms. Since bamboo are grasses and grown for their foliage, feed it with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Mulching will help control moisture and will protect cold hardy varieties in winter. New bamboo plants should be thoroughly inspected before being planted in the garden or near other bamboos. If your plants are being infected with parasites, use right amount of insecticidal materials. If there is no effect the use of a systemic miticide may be necessary.