How to add plants

To begin adding plants first either Sign Up or if you are a returning user choose Sign In.

  • Basic free profiles allow you to begin your own My Plants Map digital plant library with up to 24 plants and 4 collections.
  • Premium tiers with enhanced services can be found on our pricing page.

Note: if you are adding plants to an organization profile use the profile menu to switch to acting as your organization before adding plants.

Core Plants – See steps for adding a Core Plant to your My Plants Map library that have auto-filled data in the plant tab fields. Adopting core plants is a subscription tier feature.

Adding a New Plant – Go to your My Plants Map page from the top main navigation. My Plants Map has submenus for My Plants, My Collections, My Tags and My Events. Choose Plant from the Add New menu dropdown or the profile menu.

Title is the only required field to save a plant page.  This can be the common name, botanical name, or a descriptive name such as my mother’s iris or flowering shrub.  Choose what works best for you. After you choose NEXT you will see more fields to enter botanical name, common name, etc. All fields are optional.

After you have entered the Title you can also add any descriptive information you want in your story. There is a simple formatting toolbar that allows you to clear formatting, select text to enter a hyperlink to a website, clear a hyperlink, italicize, and bold.

You can add a your cover photo at this time. You can add more photos in the photo gallery tab and choose a different cover photo later.

The intent of Plants Map is to allow everyone to document in their own words their experiences and information about the plants they add to their profile. Plant stories should be authentic and unique and originally created by the user.

Note: We prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any information or materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. See full Copyright Notice.

When ready, choose NEXT to see the plants tabs for photos, plant details, growing details, notes and comments. More details on the plant fields can be seen here: Plant Profile Fields.

All of these steps work the same way on a smartphone or tablet in mobile view.  

When you are ready choose SAVE in the top of the story section. You will always see the option to Add More Details or DONE if you want to save and finish.

This is a SAVED view of your new plant. As the owner or profile that added this plant you see at the top some action items: Tag+ | Add/Remove to Collections | Edit

Tag+ adds this plant to your My Tags ordering page.

Add/Remove to Collection opens a popup menu to select a collection to add this plant.

Edit allows you to go back into editing mode to:

  • Make changes to the story
  • Change the title
  • Add a map location that can be public or private
  • Add more photos or change the cover photo

The social sharing toolbar at the top can be seen by you or any visitor to your plant page. This will share your plant out to your social channels or the visitors social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

When you return to your My Plants Map page you will now see the newest plant or more recently updated plant is at the top of the page.

Adding Plants To A Collection

From the view mode, choose the Add/Remove Collection button.  A popup window show the available collections within your My Plants Map to add the plant. If you have not yet created any collections, choose Add Collection.

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