The plant messiah: adventures in search of the world's rarest species.Plant Messiah

Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants from destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. He is a plant messiah.

From the planet's tiniest waterlily, the Nymphaea thermarum, to Huarango trees with roots over 50 metres long, Carlos has a miraculous ability to bring breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction. He has travelled to the most remote and dangerous parts of the world, from the mountains of Peru to isolated Indian Ocean islands to the deepest Australian outback, in search of the rarest exotic species. Then, back in the Tropical Nursery at Kew, he uses pioneering, left-field techniques to help them grow. Now he's here to spread the gospel.

The Plant Messiah is the inspirational story of a man who has devoted, and risked, his life to save incredible species, all in the name of making this Earth a greener and happier place.

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