Bamboo blooming habits have several characteristics not found in other plants. It takes couple years up to one hundred years for flowers to bloom, and when the blooming starts in one bamboo plant. the entire community begins to bloom accordingly. As the flowers fall, the bamboo plants, from which the flowers had spread. die at the same time. After that. the hidden flower buds grow again. but it takes more than 10 years for the bamboo forest to return to what it was before the flowering. However, it is not yet clear why the cycle of bamboo blooming can't be measured and why bamboo flowers bloom after a long period of time. Because of this, bamboo flowers are considered mysterious flowers, and are symbols of death, birth, and reproduction.