gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics.

To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. A native of Vietnam and China; all above ground parts are poisonous.

Piggyback Plant (Tolmiea menziesi)

Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierel)

Chenolie Plant (Acalypha hispaniolae)

African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha)

2. Likes cool nights and warm days during spring for flower spike development.

polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachys)

Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium species)

Begonia (Begonia x trberhybrida)

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

3. Very easy to grow but toxic to cats, dogs and children.

Shrimp Plant (Beloperone brandegeana)

Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia sequina)

Pothos (Epiremnum aureum)

Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum)

4. Not a true lily; can irritate the skin.

Caster Oil Plant (Fatsia japonica)

Cardinals Guard (Pachystachys lutea)

Spanish Bayonet (Yucca toef)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

5. In the wild, lives as epiphyte on trees or rocks.

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifucatum)

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Monkey Cup (Nepenthes species)

Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)

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By Chuck