Bamboo is a remarkable product, with its thousand varieties being in turn edible, decorative or a perfect choice for furniture making. While most gardeners would say their pastime takes patience, bamboo is incredibly quick to grow. The record for the fastest-growing plant is a bamboo plant which was recorded to grow at 91 centimetres – or 35 inches! – per day. Little wonder, then, that some types of bamboo can grow to nigh on 100 feet; its swift growth also makes it a highly ecologically-friendly and sustainable plant.