The woody grass known as Bamboo is generally thought to be a plant more associated with growing in places like Southeast Asia. But truthfully, Bamboo can grow just about anywhere.
Bamboos grow in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America, extending as far north as the southern United States or central China, and as far south as Patagonia. They also grow in northern Australia. The heaviest concentration and largest number of species in East and Southeast Asia and on islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Between 1,200 and 1,500 species of Bamboo have been found thus far and they grow all over the world, depending on what kind of climates the particular species can tolerate. There are species of bamboo that can survive winter weather up to -6° C and still grow again in the spring during the normal germination periods. Most commonly, Some species can grow from sea level to up to 4000m in the Andes and Himalayas.
Where won't you find Bamboo?
Bamboos are endemic in all parts of the world except in Europe where they did not survive the last glacial period. This means that Bamboo is not native to Europe, but certain species can be planted and grown there.
Pretty much every other continent in the world, Bamboo can be found (except for Antarctica, obviously)