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Indoor Plants Short Course

This course teaches you how to better manage indoor plants:

What to grow where
How to grow it
How to keep it in good condition
How to detect and attend to problems
In many respects, it is "Landscaping for inside a building"

WHY?

Some people will do this course as an amateur who just wants to grow and use indoor plants better in their own home. Others though, will do this course in preparation for working with indoor plants; or to improve your ability to work with them.

OPPORTUNITIES

People work with indoor plants in various ways, including:

-Plantscaping companies - design, build and sometimes maintain indoor plantscapes
-Specialist nurseries - propagate, grow and sell indoor plants to retailers, contractors or direct to the public
-Contractors who visit (mostly commercial) buildings routinely, inspecting, carrying out maintenance, and if needed, replacing sick plants
-Environmental companies -may focus on creating  better environments within a building; through a number of initiatives - and plants may be a part of their broader strategy

You don’t need to undertake all of the suggested tasks if you don’t want to; but we strongly recommend that you do some in each lesson, and that you take all of the self-assessment tests.

The more time you spend doing these things, the stronger your learning will be.

This short course covers seven lessons:

Lesson 1  Introduction 
Psychological and physical benefits of plants 
Where indoor plants are used 
Considerations when introducing indoor plants 
Groups of indoor plants 

Lesson 2  Ways of growing plants inside 
Containers and growing systems for indoor plants 
Planters, pots or tubs 
Problems with containers 
Hanging baskets, hanging pots, wall baskets and planter boxes 
Atriums and terrariums 
Green walls 
Tower gardens 
Systems used for indoor plant installations 
Water and watering 
Watering systems 
Fertigation 
Potting media 

Lesson 3  Planning and installation 
Formulating a design approach 
Design 
Placing container plants 
How to use colour with indoor plants 
Principles of design 
Design elements 
Evaluating a building 
Choosing the system 
Environmental controls/improvements 
Choosing the plants and conditioning them 
Conditioning plants for indoors 
Providing drainage
Installation techniques 
Installing baskets and hanging pots
Installing window boxes
Atriums 
Terrariums 
Placing container plants 
How to use colour with indoor plants 
Mixing colours 
Walls 
Mirrors

Lesson 4  The general maintenance of indoor plants 
General care 
Maintenance of hanging baskets 
Maintaining a terrarium 
General maintenance tasks for vertical gardens 
Water movement from soils to roots 
Understanding soil and potting mix 

Lesson 5  Pest and disease management 
Identifying problems
Maintaining plant health 
Symptoms and diagnosis 

Lesson 6  Hardy indoor plants 
Plants species that grow in low - moderate light 
Plants species that grow in air conditioning 
Plants species that grow in temperature extremes 
Growing culinary herbs indoors in winter 

Lesson 7  Air quality management and indoor plants
What is in the air? 
Humidity 
Pollutants 
Ventilation 
Plants 
Plant species that grow in poor air and pollution



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Indoor Plants Short Course Indoor Plants Short Course
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