Gerard Cadger Posted about 1 year ago I was told that bamboo can be grown rapidly and easily.Would it be a good idea to grow bamboo in many available areas to save the planet? If you are interested in "saving" the planet, it would be prudent to outline the greatest threat. Currently that is defined as species extinction. However if you are interested in replanting Madagascar, I suggest you look into hemp. It absorbs more co2 than any other plant, and in your climate it grows year-round. It also has far more applications than bamboo. Good luck!