According to Terra Daily, around 40% of plant species are in danger of going extinct and experts say that plants that are not directly useful to us are the most vulnerable.

This is partly because of something called "plant awareness disparity", which means that people are invested in the extinction of animals, but when it comes to plants, they rarely care about their situation.

This is where documentaries and docuseries made on plants could come handy, as this kind of shows can help spread awareness about endangered species.

Green Planet, a 2022 documentary made by the BBC, was watched by almost five million people in the UK alone, showcasing a diversity of plant species, from tropical rainforests, to aquatic environments and even deserts.

Google searches in the country that included plant species presented in the documentary soared to 28.1% of the total searches.

At the same time, 31.3% of the Wikipedia pages related to the plants that appeared in the BBC's production saw increased visits in the following days after Green Planet was broadcasted.

Joanna Kacprzyk, lead author of the study, said that "in this study, we show that nature documentaries can increase plant awareness among the audience. Our results also suggest that the viewers found certain plant species particularly captivating. These plants could be used for promoting plant conservation efforts and counteracting the alarming loss of plant biodiversity."