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Ornamental Horticulture Plant List (HORT332)

Below are the plants you are responsible for learning in this course. They are listed in groups; each week you will learn a new group of plants, and you will be quizzed on the plants you were responsible for learning the previous week. These quizzes are cumulative, so any plant you’ve already learned could be on your next quiz.

In the links section of this website we provide links to other web pages that include plant pictures and descriptions. Occasionally the information on these pages may differ from what you learn in the course (family, genus, species, common name). This can occur because sometimes even the ‘experts’ don’t agree on the scientific nomenclature of these tropical and subtropical plants and common names are subjective. In this course (on exams, quizzes, etc) you are responsible for learning the spellings, common names, and families given in the handbook and on this page.

WeekNameImagesFamily
Week 1Cordyline terminalisTi plant
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Dracaenaceae
Week 1Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig'Janet Craig dracaena
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Dracaenaceae
Week 1D. deremensis 'Janet Craig Compacta'Dwarf Janet CraigDracaenaceae
Week 1D. deremensis 'Lemon Lime'Lemon Lime dracaenaDracaenaceae
Week 1Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'Striped dracaenaDracaenaceae
Week 1Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'Corn plant
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Dracaenaceae
Week 1Dracaena marginataDragon tree
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Dracaenaceae
Week 1Dracaena marginata 'Colorama'Dragon treeDracaenaceae
Week 1Sansevieria trifasciataSnake plantDracaenaceae
Week 1Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii'Snake plant
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Dracaenaceae
Week 1Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'Snake plantDracaenaceae
Week 1Ledebouria socialisSilver Squale
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Liliaceae
Week 2Ficus benjaminaWeeping fig
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Moraceae
Week 2Ficus benjamina 'Variegata'Weeping fig
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Moraceae
Week 2Ficus elasticaIndia rubber treeMoraceae
Week 2Ficus lyrataFiddle Leaf fig
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Moraceae
Week 2Ficus maclellandii 'Alii'Alii Ficus
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Moraceae
Week 2Ficus pumilaCreeping figMoraceae
Week 2Ficus pumila 'Sunny'Creeping fig
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Moraceae
Week 2Ficus retusaIndian laurel
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Moraceae
Week 2Chlorophytum comosumSpider plantAnthericaceae
Week 2Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'Variegated spider plantAnthericaceae
Week 3Aglaonema spp. 'Silver Queen'Chinese evergreenAraceae
Week 3Aglaonema spp. 'Emerald Beauty'Chinese evergreenAraceae
Week 3Alocasia spp.Elephant's earAraceae
Week 3Anthurium andraeanumTail flower
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Araceae
Week 3Dieffenbachia amoenaGiant dumb cane
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Araceae
Week 3Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camille'Dumb caneAraceae
Week 3Epipremnum aureumPothos
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Araceae
Week 3Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'Pothos
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Araceae
Week 3Monstera deliciosaSplit-leaf philodendron
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Araceae
Week 3Philodendron scandens 'oxycardium'Heart-leaf philodendronAraceae
Week 4Philodendron selloumLacy-tree philodendron
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Araceae
Week 4Philodendron XHybrid philodendronAraceae
Week 4Spathiphyllum spp. 'Mauna Loa'Peace lilyAraceae
Week 4Spathiphyllum spp. 'Wallisii'Peace lilyAraceae
Week 4Syngonium podophyllumButterfly NephthytisAraceae
Week 4Zamioculcas zamiifoliaZZ Plant
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Araceae
Week 4Zamia furfuraceaCardboard Palm
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Zamiaceae
Week 4Dizygotheca elegantissimaFalse aralia
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Araliaceae
Week 4Schefflera actinophyllaSchefflera
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Araliaceae
Week 4Schefflera arboricolaDwarf scheffleraAraliaceae
Week 4Schefflera arboricola 'Gold Capella'Dwarf scheffleraAraliaceae
Week 5Saintpaulia ionanthaAfrican violet
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Gesneriaceae
Week 5Beaucarnea recurvataPony-tail palmAgavaceae
Week 5Yucca elephantipesSpineless yuccaAgavaceae
Week 5Araucaria heterophyllaNorfolk Island pineAraucariaceae
Week 5Caryota mitisFishtail palm
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Arecaceae
Week 5Chamaedorea elegansNeanthe Bella palm
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Arecaceae
Week 5Chrysalidocarpus lutescensAreca palm
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Arecaceae
Week 5Phoenix roebeleniiPygmy Date palm
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Arecaceae
Week 5Rhapis excelsaLady palm
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Arecaceae
Week 5Hoya carnosa 'Variegata'Wax plantAsclepiadaceae
Week 6Zebrina pendulaInch plantCommelinaceae
Week 6Crassula argenteaJade plant
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Crassulaceae
Week 6Kalanchoe blossfeldianaKalanchoe
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Crassulaceae
Week 6Codiaeum variegatumCrotonEuphorbiaceae
Week 6Euphorbia tirucalliPencil Tree
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Euphorbiaceae
Week 6Plectranthus australisSwedish Ivy
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Lamiaceae
Week 6Aloe barbadensisMedicinal Aloe
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Liliaceae
Week 6Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'Asparagus fernLiliaceae
Week 6Aspidistra elatiorCast Iron plantLiliaceae
Week 7Aechmea fasciataUrn plant
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Bromeliaceae
Week 7Vriesea splendensFlaming Sword
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Bromeliaceae
Week 7Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneuraRed Nerve plantMarantaceae
Week 7Maranta leuconeura var. kerchovianaPrayer plantMarantaceae
Week 7Nephrolepis exaltataBoston fernPolypodiaceae
Week 7Strelitzia nicolaiWhite Bird of Paradise
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Strelitziaceae
Week 7Strelitzia reginaeBird of Paradise
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Strelitziaceae
Week 7Cissus rhombifoliaGrape IvyVitaceae