About Bamboo

“In general, the clumpers are tropical and the runners are temperate.”

Our goal with this website is to educate our members & the public about tropical, sub-tropical & temperate bamboo species that thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-12. Bamboo can be used and enjoyed in many diverse ways in Florida & The Caribbean, from ornamental landscape to construction and even health & nutrition.


  • The fastest growing plant on this planet.
  • A critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • A viable replacement for wood.
  • An enduring natural resource.
  • Versatile with a short growth cycle.
  • A critical element of the economy.
  • An essential structural material in earthquake architecture.
  • A renewable resource for agro forestry production.
  • A natural controllable barrier.
  • An ancient medicine.
  • Integrally involved in culture and the arts.

Growth Habits

Recommended reading

Source List

USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Bamboo Links

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