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How fast does bamboo grow?

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Some species of bamboo grow up to a foot or more each day, while the new shoots of some species grow more than a yard each day. Some bamboo grows to be more than 100 feet tall.

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Bamboo develops new cells while still underground, and by filling these cells with water, the plant grows rapidly. Bamboo is a type of grass divided into two types: running bamboo and clumping bamboo. Both types spread using rhizomes that grow between 2 to 18 inches underground. The rhizomes of clumping bamboo do not spread quickly, while the rhizomes of running bamboo grow rapidly and spread quickly.

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