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The weather at UWEC may be cold a majority of the year, but our greenhouses are warm and full of life throughout all the seasons. This awesome display of vegetation spans 3,500 square feet and is subdivided into five growing zones. It also features two themed collection areas: the Succulent House and the Tropical House. Blugolds aren't the only ones who have access to this resource – community visitors are also encouraged to check it out. Please contact us in the Biology Department to schedule your visit!

UWEC biology students in tropical greenhouse

Tropical House

Like the name says, the plants in this house are of tropical origin and grow best in warmer conditions. To help the plants grow successfully we group them into five categories: economic plants, epiphyte habitat, non-flowering plants, house plants and aquatic plants. 

student in greenhouse with tropical flower

Succulent House

Many plants have adapted to thrive in drier environments like deserts. Get a chance to see around 150 of these types of  species from across the globe. The plants in this house are adapted for arid regions and are some of the most uniquely shaped and featured plants in existence. Come see what we have growing!

succulent greenhouse in biology

What do we all have in the greenhouses?

The greenhouses are equipped to grow several types of plants that require different growing conditions. See and learn more about the variety of plants that we have grown over the years by visiting our virtual catalog. 

Explore the plants

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