Whether you want to indulge a passion or gain commercial skills to grow and sell indoor plants, this course is ideal for you. This course is useful for nursey workers, interior plant suppliers, florists, interior designers, event managers, gardeners, and horticulturalists.
Introduction to Indoor Plants is an online professional development program that will teach you how to choose, grow and maintain indoor plants, and design indoor gardens.
In this indoor plant course, you will learn to identify hundreds of indoor plants and gain an understanding of the conditions required for specific plant varieties.
You will also learn innovative ways to present plants for indoor situations, such as special events and workplaces interiors, and understand acclimatization and plant-scaping as it relates to the industry.
On completion of this course, you will have the confidence to make educated decisions on the selection, care and use of indoor plants.
Unit - Interior Indoor Plants
Unit 1 – Introduction
Plant naming and pronunciation
Review of indoor plant families
Unit 2 – Indoor Plant Culture – Part A
Understanding interior environments
Plants for different light conditions
Problems with indoor plants
Soil and potting mixes
How to pot a plant
Deficiencies and toxicities
Caring for young plants
Pruning indoor plants
Basic rule of pruning
Types of cuttings
Look after cuttings
Preventing pests and diseases in the propagation area
Unit 3 – Indoor Plant Culture – Part B
Acclimatizing indoor plants
How to care for the acclimatising plant
Helping plants survive neglect
Watering pot plants over short periods
Fertilising and repotting
Shining up an indoor plant
Managing plant health indoors
Parasitic problems and non parasitic problems
Unit 4 – Foliage Plants
Growing palms inside
Common problems with palms
Palms generally suited to growing indoors
Some of the best palm species suitable as indoor plants
Getting to know your ferns
Other commonly grown foliage plants
Review of palm genera
Review of other foliage plant genera
Unit 5 – Flowering Plants
Guidelines for orchid culture
Varieties for an unheated greenhouse in mild temperate climates
Requirements for a range of orchid genera
African violets (species and varieties)
Other genera grown for flowers indoors.
Unit 6 – Other Indoor Plants
Herbs Suitable for growing indoors
Vines and climbers
Climbers that are Grown as Indoor Plants
Unit 7 – Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants
Deciding where to place an indoor plant
Setting the pot on a pedestal
How to use colour with indoor plants
Plants in baskets
How to create a hanging basket
One way to train a bonsai
Unit 8 – The Interior Plantscaping Industry
Interior plantscaping business
The interior landscaping business
Using interior landscapes to promote healthy indoor environments
Growing plants in greenhouses
Growing in greenhouses
Estimated duration 50 hours
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