Beema Bamboo

Beema (or) Bheema Bamboo

BEEMA BAMBOO is a superior clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, a higher Biomass yielding Bamboo species. Dr. N. Barathi, Growmore Biotech has researched and developed a Fast-Growing High yielding "Beema Bamboo". This clone is thorn less, sterile, superior bamboo. Tissue cultured Beema Bamboo is identical, homogeneous, and free from pest and disease, vigorous and superior clone. It can grow in the field for more than hundred years with no need for replanting. It yields higher Biomass if managed by following the Silvicultural methods, Irrigation practises and Fertiliser requirement schedule as prescribed by Growmore Biotech Ltd.

Special Characters of Beema Bamboo

Beema Bamboo is NOT a product of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), the clone was developed from Naturally Occurred Half Sibs which was derived out of Open Pollinated Population. The selected clones were further purified by selective breeding and the Superior Characters are fixed by Asexual Propagation through Micro Propagation in a Tissue Culture Lab.

Beema bamboo is sympodial bamboo with the clump forming rhizome (but the monopodial bamboo is invasive by rhizome) andnew culms only grows around the mother shoot.Hence, Beema Bamboo is a non-invasiveclumping variety. The species Beema bamboo is sterile because of its aneuploid nature with 2N chromosomal number of 70, instead of regular chromosome numbers of 2n=72. Since the bamboo is sterile, they do not produce any seed and through seed it will not become invasive. Since it is sterile, the bamboo does not die for several hundred years and keeps growing without death. This means the bamboo forms permanent green cover.

Unlike most bamboos, tissue cultured Beema Bamboo culms grow nearly solid and adapt to various soil and climate conditions. After every harvest cycle, it regrows and does not require replanting for decades.


Bamboo is the fastest growing plant with wide variation in species and product manufacturing. It occurs in many parts of the world as wild. Research in bamboo and field trials at Growmore Biotech Ltd let to the domestication of bamboo as a valuable crop plant for wide range of application, starting from energy generation, environmental cleaning, carbon sequestration, product manufacturing.

It is important to choose the right species and adopt best agronomical practice as per the local environmental condition, soil factor, water availability and end use of bamboo. Experienced team of ours can guide you in this matter.

It's rhizome and root development provide a strong foundation, making the plant robust against natural forces and serves as simple and cost-effective solution for global warming.

It is one of the best commercial plantationseither as a pure crop or mixed crop for the farmers to generate additional income from land that are not suitable for regular agriculture.

In the last decade, the awareness of bamboo has increased and opening up opportunity for several large scale industries to use bamboo as a raw material.

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.


Highly recommended

  • Energy generation, pellets and charcoal
  • Construction materials
  • Scaffolding
  • Flooring


  • Erosion prevention and river fortification
  • Paper and pulp
  • Textiles
  • Furniture

Not recommended

  • Natural barriers
  • Ornamental applications