| Encyclopedia of Plants
The Plant Filter allows you to reduce the number of entries shown in
the plant encyclopedia plant list, by selecting various criteria. As
your criteria are entered, all unwanted plants are temporarily removed,
leaving a short-list of desired plant species.
All icons and scales within this dialog represent specific plant
selection criteria. Each group of icons and each slider corresponds
to a single criteria (e.g. the plant watering icon group).
Ticked icons and slider scale positions indicate the possible properties
of the selected plants. If some icons disappear, it is a result of
there being no plants which meet this and all the other selected
criteria, (e.g. selecting minimal water will cause the climber button
to disappear due to the fact that there are no climbers that accept
If you select more than one icon within a single group, then all plants
with any of the ticked properties will be selected, (e.g. selecting
both maximum and medium light will exclude plants that don't flourish under
minimal light conditions).
If icon/sliders in different groups are ticked/moved, then plants that
satisfy ALL of the selected criteria will be selected. For example,
for plants 1-3 meters tall that blossom in August and smell pleasantly,
set the scale of the plant height slider in positions 1 and 3 meters,
click on 'AUG' in the flower/leaves circle diagram, and click on
To change the criteria on sliders, move their sliders to the preferred
position. To change the criteria of button groups, click on an icon.
Selected icons are indicated by a red tick; selected buttons are shown
as 'pushed down'. To deselect a button/icon, click on it again.
As buttons are clicked, icons ticked, and sliders moved, the number of
plants in your selection changes.