Beema Bamboo - Bambusa balcooa
Bambusa Balcooa, Tissue cultured - also known as Beema Bamboo
Unlike most bamboos, our tissue cultured Bambusa balcooa culms grow nearly solid - without genetic engineering.
It is a tropical variety, preferring a humid environment. Yet it is able to adapt to various soil and climate conditions. Only moderate biological fertilization is required. After every harvest cycle, it regrows and does not require replanting for decades.
Its certified high energy value (4500 kcal/kg) and low ash content make it an outstanding biomass feedstock for energy generation.
Our Bambusa balcooa maintains a fast growth rate, giving the opportunity to constantly yield high and predictable harvest.
Nevertheless, it does not grow uncontrolled. It is a non-invasiveclumping variety, new culms only grow around the mother shoot. Bambusa balccooa does not affect the natural environment of the plantation as it does not spread autonomously.
It's rhizome and root development provides a strong foundation, making the plant robust against natural forces. Increased resistance against pests due to high internal hardness supports predictable and constant harvest yields.
- Botanical name: Bambusa balcooa Roxb.
- Origin: Northern India, Bangladesh
- Climate: Tropical to sub-tropical
- Type: Clumping bamboo, non-invasive
- Propagation method: Tissue culture (Micro-propagation)
- Altitude: up to 600m above sea level
- Max. dimensions: Culm length: 12-20 m
Culm diameter: 8-15 cm
Internode length: 20-40 cm
- Preferred soil: Grows in a wide range of soil types, preferred are heavy-textured soils with good drainage.
- Energy generation, pellets and charcoal
- Construction materials
- Erosion prevention and river fortification
- Paper and pulp
- Natural barriers
- Ornamental applications