Our estimation: there are still 400,000 plant species to be discovered in the world.
But judging by their equipment, the two botanists are resolute in their determination. Treading carefully, they make their way through the water, because in their backpacks they have something of considerable value: a new plant species never before seen by any human eye. Be it a Oncidium, a Zygopetalum, a Brassia or a green plant, they are always rewarded by the opportunity to gradually unravel nature's mysteries, species by species. How many of nature's treasures have been uncovered as a result of their explorations? Nobody knows.
‘In their backpacks they have something of considerable value: a new plant species’
Unravelling these mysteries of nature is what the Bush Brothers love doing most, both of whom are through-and-through botanists and fascinated by discovering new plant species. For decades, the Bush Brothers have been exploring jungles and mountain regions, especially in South America, where books about world flora are constantly being rewritten.
Their discoveries have already earned the Bush Brothers much recognition among fellow botanists the world over. It’s not for nothing that they have received the prestigious Botanical Discovery Award from the International Botanists Association on several occasions. Their findings have also graced the covers of dozens of popular journals.
But what the Bush Brothers want more than anything is to introduce the world to the hidden beauty of nature. That's why they are not only explorers searching for new green and flowering plants, but also growers; growers with the same passion and fascination. All of their discoveries are propagated with the utmost care and then cultivated in the company’s own greenhouses. There, they have a wide range of orchids and green plants, each of which is unique on account of its beauty, shape, colour or scent.
In the greenhouses, the same conditions are created as those in which each species was found, including temperature, water and nutrition. This allows every plant to grow in its natural habitat, in thirteen different greenhouse climates. As a result, every plant introduces consumers to a never-before-seen world. Until it was discovered by the Bush Brothers, that is.