All photos below were taken by Alecia Ballew (a young, and very creative photographer) while she explored the Tucker Greenhouse on a recent afternoon in Feb.
Velvety leaves of Solenostemon sp. (Coleus plant) found in the Lamiaceae family.
Beautiful red bracts and cyathium inflorescence of Euphorbia pulcherrima or Poinsettia plant found in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Eichhornia crassipes or Water Hyacinth found in the Pontederiaceae family
Jatropha japonica found in the Euphorbiaceae family
Water on a Pothos sp. leaf found in the Araceae family
Water on an Alocasia amazonica (African mask plant) leaf found in the Araceae family
Haworthia reinwardtii found in the Xanthorrhoeaceae family
This is how we open the vents in the old Tucker Greenhouse
Roots coming up through the brick walkway in the desert room
Brick walkway in the tropical room
Rusty old cabinet in the main hallway
Desert room cacti collection
Tropical room right after being watered
Another view of the brick floor in the desert room
North greenhouse and very old grow lights
Main hallway in the Tucker Greenhouse