Wheaton College Greenhouse
The Wheaton College greenhouses were built in the mid 1960's through a grant by the Esso Education Foundation. This site is a log of notable changes in the plants in these greenhouses.
Phalaenopsis "Brother Golden Ember's orchid"
Phalaenopsis orchid (white)
Dendrobium 'Hawaii' "Million Stipe"
Passiflora 'Lady Margaret'
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Regius Maximus'
A native of Puerto Rico and Florida, this member of the Agavaceae (Liliaceae) family grows as dense rosettes. Draceana deremensis 'Compacta' is easily grown and maintained.
white and yellow flowering Lithops
Lithops, or "Living stones" as they are known commonly, are members of the Aizoaceae family. Originating in South Africa, these succulents come equipped with solar panels on the surface of the modified leaves that trap the solar energy needed to sustain life.
Passiflora biflora closeup
Peperomia scadens 'Variegata"
Begonia semperflorens, white
Breynia nivosa roseo-picta
"Rubra alba", or Oxalis, of the Oxalidaceae family, is from South America. The three-segmented leaves have straight-lined apices. Growing from tuberculate rhizomes, the plant flowers freely.
Begonia x 'Bow-Arriola'
Begonia x 'Bow-Arriola' is a stiking member of the Begoniaceae family having a rhizomatous root formation. Propagation can be done from a single leaf laid flat on moist perlite until a new crown is formed.
Donated by Jane Farquhar.
Capsicum annuum conoides
Capsicum annuum conoides is also called "Christmas pepper". A member of the Solanaceae family, the small white flowers develop into ornamental yellow fruit which turn to bright red when ripe. If kept watered and in a sunny location, this plant will continue to flower and produce fruit year after year.
Hoya carnosa (in bloom)
Flowers of Ornithogalum (Liliaceae family) are white with a green median stripe.
Phalaenopsis Sonata Spots
Calliandra emarginata closeup
Begonia coccinea or "Angelwing begonia" is a member of the Begoniaceae family which blooms consistently.