The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Plant identification guide.

This identification guide does not cover all the diversity of house plants but only includes most common ones. However it would be useful enough for beginners as a startup to get around poorly known plants. Supplemental information from the encyclopedia makes it more comprehensive.

The guide is based on a dichotomous identification key each step of which (opens as a separate page in your browser) contains two alternative combinations of plant characters. You always click on the combination which corresponds to your plant.

Start identification.