The Green Planet

Sir David Attenborough travels the globe to reveal the secret lives of plants. Using pioneering camera techniques, the series takes viewers on a magical journey inside the hidden world of plants, on which all animals — including humans — are dependent.

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How Do You Pollinate 40 Million Almond Trees?

02:33

You truck in in 40 billion bees.



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One Sharpshooter Way to Stop an Invasive Plant

02:20

Marksmen use paintballs filled with herbicide shot from a helicopter to stop Miconia.

Seeds that Literally Run Away

02:27

Some plants developed adaptations that were unhelpful for the cultivation of crops.

How Saguaro Cacti Store 1000 Gallons of Water

02:09

The saguaro features a pleated surface which allows it to expand.

Why Elephants Eat the Baobab Tree

02:38

The baobab stores thousands of gallons of water in its spongy wood.

The Plant that Makes Its Home on a Cactus

03:16

Tristerix seeds travel in bird droppings to invade the bodies of giant cactus.

The Orchid that Pretends It's A Wasp

03:38

The Hammer Orchid emits the scent of the female thynnid wasp to confuse the male.