Q:

What is the fastest growing plant?

A:

Quick Answer

The fastest growing plant is bamboo. According to Guinness World Records, one species of bamboo is capable of growing up to 35 inches per day.

 Know More

Full Answer

Bamboo is used very much like wood from trees. It is used to make flooring and other building material as well as musical instruments and kitchenware. Bamboo is a grass that grows mostly by way of underground rhizomes, which send the stems of new plants up through the ground. The rapid growth allows bamboo to be a sustainable resource. A stand of bamboo can be ready for harvest in as little as five years and grows back.

Learn more about Botany

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the significance of secondary growth in plants?

    A:

    In contrast to primary growth, which makes a plant’s stem grow taller and its roots grow longer, secondary growth makes a plant grow wider. Primary growth occurs only through a plant’s shoot apical meristems, located at the tip of each branch, and root apical meristems, located at the tip of each root. By contrast, secondary growth occurs in the lateral meristems, which are found in the tree's trunk and branches.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Does having worms in soil help plants grow faster?

    A:

    According to the Department of Primary Industries, the presence of worms improves the quality of the soil and leads to better plant growth. As worms are decomposers, the dead organic material they eat in an area becomes concentrated within their digestive tracts, and they release nutrient-rich casts into the soil.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why is sunlight needed for photosynthesis?

    A:

    Sunlight is needed for photosynthesis because the solar energy is what is converted to chemical energy by the plant's chloroplasts. This energy is necessary for the production of glucose, which provides usable energy for the plant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the difference between insect and wind pollination?

    A:

    In wind-pollinated plants, the microsporangia is on the outside of the plant, so it can be blown off and be dispersed by the wind. Insect pollination, on the other hand, requires an insect to move the pollen from one place to another.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore