Many blogs and websites publish incorrect or biased information about bamboo. Although mostly well intended, inexperienced bamboo enthusiasts often make the mistake to oversimplify bamboo's growing patterns, biomass generation, strength properties, its uses, etc. Saying that bamboo is stronger than steel, that it will grow over 1 meter per day, and that bamboo has 1500 different uses is misleading.
The truth is that every particular bamboo species has different characteristics and qualities. Some bamboos grow very fast some grow slower, some bamboo shoots are used as a food source while most are actually poisonous, some are used in construction or paper production, while others are just ornamental or to control erosion. Therefore, it is crucial to select the proper species according to your objectives.