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What is "Bamboo" - Definition & Explanation

A natural, renewable resource that can be made into fabrics. Bamboo grows very quickly and does not require fertilizers or pesticides.
Bamboo (Bambusa) a giant woody grass, often reaching a height of forty feet or more, found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. It also has been grown successfully in certain parts of the Southern United States. The fibers closely resemble those from straws in many of their characterisitics . Its fibers have an average length of 2.4mm, thus standing between softwood and hardwood fibers.
An excellent plant or wood to use with Feng Shui, it symbolises longevity. Bamboo stems are good for slowing down the flow of Chi. Tie them with a red ribbon to provide the Yang energy required. Hung from the ceiling they counteract the negative energy of overhead beams to soften the negative effect that they produce.

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