Interior (Indoor) Plants BHT315

Study, Learn and become an Expert with Indoor Plants

  • Learn to identify, select, pot up and maintain indoor plants
  • Indulge a passion for indoor plants; or train to work with indoor plants
  • Start a business, or nurture a career in nursery or interior plantscaping

Develop your skills to make informed decisions on the selection, care and use of indoor plants. To be successful with indoor plants, you need to be able firstly, to identify correctly, the plants you are dealing with; and then secondly, understand the conditions required for the specific plant variety concerned.

COURSE CONTENT

There are eight lessons in this course as outlined below:‑

  1. Introduction
    Plant Naming and pronunciation
    Review of indoor plant families
    Resources
  2. Indoor Plant Culture - Part A
    Understanding interior environments
    Plants for different light conditions
    Problems with indoor plants
    Potting Media
    Potting up
    Container selection
    Managing plant nutrition
    Pruning indoor plants
    Propagation and caring for young indoor plants
  3. Indoor Plant Culture - Part B
    Acclimatizing indoor plants
    Helping plants survive neglect
    Managing plant health indoors
  4. Foliage Plants
    Growing palms inside
    Review of palm genera
    Selecting and Growing Ferns inside
    Review of other foliage plant genera
  5. Flowering Plants
    Orchids
    African violets
    Poinsettia
    Other genera grown for flowers indoors.
  6. Other Indoor Plants
    Herbs
    Vines and Climbers
  7. Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants
    Deciding where to place an indoor plant
    Managing colour
    Using mirrors
    Plants in baskets
    Hydroponics indoors
    Miniature gardens
  8. The Interior Plantscaping Industry
    Interior Plantscaping Business
    Growing in Greenhouses
    Environmental control

What you will do:

Here are some examples of the things you will cover in this course:

  • Distinguish between different types of indoor plants, including twenty-five different genera and fifty different varieties.
  • Describe the cultural methods used for growing various indoor plants.
  • Select appropriate plants for different interior plantscaping situations.
  • Evaluate a range of plants not commonly grown indoors for their suitability for interior plantscaping.
  • Develop innovative ways of presenting plants for indoor situations.

Explain the interior plantscaping industry, including it's nature and scope.

Aims

  • Distinguish between different types of indoor plants
  • Describe the cultural methods used for growing various indoor plants
  • Evaluate a range of plants not commonly grown indoors for their suitability for interior plantscaping
  • Select appropriate plants for different interior plantscaping situations
  • Develop innovative ways of presenting plants for indoor situations
  • Explain the interior plantscaping industry, including its nature and scope.

 

Recommended Reading

Visit our school's online bookshop: buy and download an e book  to start reading straight away.

Tropical Plants is a book by our principal John Mason, originally published in print by Kangaroo Press (Simon & Schuster), but now available as a well illustrated, second edition in ebook format. 

Trees and Shrubs for Warm Places -also by John Mason, contains around 300 colour photos and covers thousands of plants, most of which are suitable for use as indoor plants. 

From our bookshop at www.acsbookshop.com

   

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PlanAust. PriceOverseas Price
A 1 x $748.00  1 x $680.00
B 2 x $407.00  2 x $370.00

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