Bambusa vulgaris or in common language called as the Golden Bamboo or the Buddha’s Belly Bamboo is becoming a widely found plant in the gardens as well as in the homes. According to Feng shui, Bamboo has always been associated with good charms and for bringing in prosperity with them to the place of their establishment. Golden Bamboo
is another variety of the family bamboo. Though cultivated in the Indochina and in the Province of Yunnan in southern China, it is now been cultivated in many different parts of the world. History behind the Golden Bamboo
Bambusa plant derived its Buddha’s Belly name due to the fact that Lord Buddha achieved his enlightenment by offering his prayers and meditating under this breed of bamboo. Out of all the breeds, it is one of the oldest and most easily recognizable species. It is known by different ethnic names in the region of their cultivation. It is an adaptable kind of plant as it can grow under unfavorable or drought conditions as well. Though best grown in the humid climate, preferably moist soil, it can still maintain its integrity under unfavorable conditions also. It is highly susceptible to threats by bugs and beetles due to high carbohydrate content in its plant.Utility of the Bambusa Plant
The bamboo plant is used for different purposes ranging from ornamenting your home, to being used for bringing good luck to the family or as fodder for the animals. It is a great source of carbohydrates to provide instant energy.
- Used as an instant source of energy: Bamboo plant is used to produce sugar as it is rich in carbohydrates and the juice of such a plant can make you burst with energy. The stem of the bamboo plant is crushed to obtain a juice, which refreshes you up in a hot and humid weather.
- Used to add style to your exteriors: Bamboo plant can be planted in your gardens and can add zing to your plain garden. The Bamboo plant doesn’t demand much maintenance from your side and can tolerate adverse conditions.
- Brings prosperity to your home: Not only can it make the exterior of your home look extraordinary, it is believed to be a symbol of opulence and success for the owner and other family members.
- Constructing temporary shelters or huts in flood prone areas can be undertaken by using the leaves and the stem of the bamboo plant.
What are you waiting for, grab a bamboo plant from your nearest nursery and enjoy its benefits.