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HCC Greenhouse

Mission

The mission of the HCC Greenhouse is to provide a diverse and educational plant collection for the college community in an inclusive and accessible space. 

Contact

Email
greenhouse@hcc.edu

Instagram
@hcc.greenhouse

Fast Facts
  • There are around 150 different species of plants in the greenhouse
  • Our most endangered plants are a Succulent Fig Cactus (Cissus adeyana) and a Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis pentaptera), which are both critically endangered in the wild due to poaching and habitat loss
  • Our greenhouse has produced edible fruits! We've had some common fruits such as limes, pineapples, and figs, and some uncommon fruits like the small tangy fruits of the Traveler's Friend Cactus (Ferocactus latispinus) and the sweet juicy fruit of the Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)

  • HCC Biology students, Jay and Keshav, examine green leafed plants in the HCC Greenhouse

    hands-on learning

    Biology students Jay and Keshav learn about plant propagation.

  • Six agave plants lined up on a counter in the HCC Greenhouse

    putting down roots

    A variety of Agave species propagating in water to regrow their root systems.

  • Greenhouse Caretaker Avery Maltz poses with a plant outside of the greenhouse

    plants for the people

    Greenhouse Caretaker Avery Maltz prepares plants for a campus-wide event.

  • A succulent propagation tray

    succulent city

    The succulent propagation tray.

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