The Biology Greenhouse at Texas Tech University has suffered a major plant disaster.
Oversights by the campus maintenance crews caused our steam heaters to "cook" over ½ of our teaching plant collection - to the tune of $16,000.
Among the hundreds of plants that were damaged, our pitcher plants, pings, sundews and flytraps were destroyed. Our entire CP collection is gone, and it's the favorite feature of the students who come through here!
We're still in the cleanup phase of this disaster, but I'm anxious to begin rebuilding the collection as soon as possible. The classes are scheduled to use the CPs soon and budget cuts have left me unable to buy much of anything in the next several months.
If anyone has extra plants or cuttings in their collections that they would be willing to donate to the university, please contact me!
TTU Biology Greenhouse