What is the growth pattern for bamboo?
Bamboo is different from most plants, in that it is genetically programmed to grow to a specific height and no taller. A new bamboo culm (cane) shoots in the spring, reaches its full height over the next two to three months, and then never grows any taller. A culm lives for seven to fifteen years, depending on the species, regularly replacing its leaves (bamboo are evergreen) and then dies, but by then many new culms will have sprouted to replace it. It may take a new bamboo grove five years or more to gain the root mass and energy needed to reach its maximum height but thereafter it will not exceed that height.
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