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Published on Mar 24, 2009
An efficient method to avoid poaching of rare wild plant populations is the artificial propagation of "wanted species" by tissue culture to serve the demand of the hobby market for particular exotic plants. The company Borneo Exotics in Sri Lanka is an excellent example for such a responsible business. On our visit at the world largest Nepenthes nurseries in Colombo and Nuwara Eliya, the owner Robert Cantley proudly showed us his sterile tissue culture lab and his method to achieve wonderful healthy plants for a world wide export ... and nothing comes from nature!