Learn to successfully grown indoor plants. This is a course equally applicable to the professional interior plantscaper or the home owner (or interior decorator) who aspires to achieve the very best results with their indoor plants.
This course along with Tropical Plants are suitable for those thinking about an Indoor Plant Business as well as those who are simply passionate about indoor plantings.
- 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.
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Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Plant Naming and pronunciation
- Review of indoor plant families
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
Indoor Plant Culture - Part B
- Acclimatizing indoor plants
- Helping plants survive neglect
- Managing plant health indoors
- Growing palms inside
- Review of palm genera
- Selecting and Growing Ferns inside
- Review of other foliage plant genera
- African violets
- Other genera grown for flowers indoors.
Other Indoor Plants
- Vines and Climbers
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
The Interior Plantscaping Industry
- Interior Plantscaping Business
- Growing in Greenhouses
- Environmental control
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.