The Green Planet

The 12,000-year-old Plant that Barely Grows

Clip: Episode 4 | 2m | Video has closed captioning.

The creosote bush is one of the slowest growing plants documented, an essential survival strategy in an arid desert. It's only active for very brief periods, growing during a rare rainfall. David Attenborough visited the same bush in 1982, where it looked almost identical - since then, the bush has only grown a single inch!

Aired: 07/27/22

Rating: NR

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