Bamboo is the Chinese symbol for longevity, because of its durability, strength, flexibility and resilience.
It survives in the harshest conditions, and seems to endure through all the brutalities mother nature can dish out, still standing tall, and staying green year round. Its flexibility and adaptability are a lesson to us all, that the secret of a long happy life, is to go with the flow.
Feng Shui practitioners recommend putting bamboo plants in the front of your home to assure long life for all those who dwell there.
I just love this gorgeous black bamboo!