The Shippensburg University campus greenhouse began offering its annual tours last week on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
The BIO 230 class gave students tours throughout last week, identifying and elaborating on some of the unique plant life found within the greenhouse. Some of this exotic plant life includes Codiaeum variegatum found in Indonesia, Spanish moss, and elephant's ear kalanchoe native to Madagascar.
An especially notable variety includes the Coffea arabica, from which former professor Dr. Larry Klotz painstakingly produced a rich cup of coffee.
Many of these plants have been sourced from Klotz, who was responsible for the greenery for 30 years. Other plants have been sourced from greenhouse and student donations.
The greenhouse is maintained over the summer by a graduate assistant, while Klotz and Biology professor Dr. Heather Sahli continue to care for them throughout spring and winter breaks.
If students are interested in volunteering or visiting the greenhouse, they can contact Sahli at firstname.lastname@example.org.