Having somewhat successfully raised bamboo plants myself, I know that they're hardy plants. However, our moon is a pretty different story. If we were to bring bamboo to the moon and maintain a small shelter consisting of the basic water, air, and protection from pure sunlight, would it be able to grow? As a sorta follow-up to this, how tall would it be able to get and how long would the plant be able to live?

  • $\begingroup$ what happens to them is they are 2 weeks without light? Moons days/nights are 2 weeks long. $\endgroup$
    – MolbOrg
    Jun 21, 2016 at 2:46
  • $\begingroup$ Artificial light would be provided at all times. The plants would be sheltered from the sun rays, producing the need for a different light source to begin with. $\endgroup$
    – Pleiades
    Jun 21, 2016 at 2:52
  • $\begingroup$ no problems then, if you supply with good soil and minerals etc - will grow as usual. $\endgroup$
    – MolbOrg
    Jun 21, 2016 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ bamboo without protection would burn and become ash during day and freeze then shatter in crystals during night one the moon $\endgroup$
    – user21718
    Jun 21, 2016 at 22:47

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You supply everything to its liking, so why not? Just gravity! You could use a centrifuge if necessary. So, you can provide an artificial environment to its liking no matter how picky it is.

It will grow the same height as it does anywhere.

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    $\begingroup$ plants are ok with gravity, as nasa says. They are light driven, in therms where and what should grow. Only problem in 0 gravity is water distribution in soil. $\endgroup$
    – MolbOrg
    Jun 21, 2016 at 2:42

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