Bamboo is a very lush evergreen plant. Bamboo’s defining characteristic is its peculiar stem: it is a single, woody stem, very strong and at the same time flexible.
Bamboo flowers are similar to asparagus, but the plant flowers only rarely.
There are more than 1.000 species of bamboo, subdivided in 68 different genera. Bamboo belongs to the Poaceae family (subfamily Bambusoideae) and comes from the humid, tropical and subtropical areas of Asia and America. It is currently widespread in Australia and some regions of Africa; in Europe, spontaneous bamboo growth has not been observed.