Growing succulents is rewarding and is also popular with low-maintenance-loving gardeners! But if you want to learn how to grow superb specimens this course is for you.
Growing Succulents & Cacti Gardens is an online program that will teach you how to propagate, maintain, grow, and successfully landscape these beautiful, low-maintenance plants.
In this online course, you will learn about the different types of succulents and cacti, including edible varieties, as well as irrigation techniques, advice on greenhouse growing and how to prevent pests and disease.
You will also learn about the fundamentals of professional garden design – incorporating rocks and colours – to create a remarkable landscape of succulents and cacti.
On completion of this course, you will have the fundamental knowledge to propagate, grow, maintain, and design a stunning succulent and cacti garden for yourself or professional work.
Unit - Cacti & Succulents
Unit 1 – Introduction
Review of the system of plant identification
Three Cacti tribes -Perskia, Opuntia, Cerus
Main succulent genera
Unit 2 – Culture A.
Unit 3 – Propagation
Methods of propagating cacti & succulent plants
Propagation of selected varieties
Seed, Cuttings, Grafting
Unit 4 – Using Cacti & Succulents
Growing Cacti or Succulents in containers
Unit 5 – Culture B.
Pest & Disease
Unit 6 – Cacti developing your plant knowledge.
General guidelines for growing cacti
Review of Cacti Genera
Zygocactus -featured plant
Unit 7 – Succulents developing your plant knowledge.
Review of Succulent Families
Bromeliads -featured plants
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Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
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How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
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Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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