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. Needs direct sun to keep colorful leaves.

Amaryllis (Hippcastrum species)

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachys)

Snake Plant (Sansavieria trifaseata)

Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierel)

2. Leaves fold up at night.

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis species)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum podophyllum)

Caster Oil Plant (Fatsia japonica)

3. Native of conferous woodlands in western North America.

Piggyback Plant (Acalypha hispaniolae)

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Monkey Cup (Nepenthes ‘Coccinea’)

Aloe (Aloe vera)

4. Leaves change from saggitate to foot-shaped.

Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia sequina)

Pothos (Epiremnum aureum)

Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)

Indian Rope Plant (Hoya carnosa)

5. “Dancing Lady” is most common flower variety.

Oncidium Orchid (Oncidium species)

Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

Kalanohoe (Lalanchoe blossfeldiana)

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida)

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By Chuck