Why Bamboo Grows Quickly So fast, in fact, that Guinness World Records named bamboo as the fastest growing plant.Compared with trees, bamboo yields 20 times more timber and matures 4–7 times quicker. Strong & Flexible With a tensile strength of 28,000 pounds per square inch, bamboo is 21% stronger than steel. Less Water, More Oxygen Compared with trees, bamboo requires 33% less water and produces 35% more oxygen. Moisture-Wicking & Cooling Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than cotton, naturally drawing moisture away from the skin. Self-Replenishing Bamboo proves to be a low-maintenance resource.In fact, bamboo is often grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Softer Than Cotton Bamboo provides greater comfort than cotton and is naturally more hypoallergenic.