Rattan stems are a vine that may develop to be of 100s of metres in length, and it grows up to three feet in an afternoon. It's one of the most fastest growing shrubs of the tropical forest. Distinct from bamboo which is hollow and can't be bent, rattan cane is solid within, presenting the canes flexibility whilst still being very strong and durable. It is so sturdy it's even used in house and bridge development. Rattan cane additionally is not prone to cracking helping to make it perfectly fitted to outdoor furniture making.