Centre for Continuing Education

Indoor Plants Course

Horticulture & Gardening. Open to everyone.

Learn Horticulture & Gardening the smart way with Horticulture & Gardening courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Provide the knowledge needed to understand the significant benefits of indoor plants in both the home and workplace environments.


Recent scientific research has found that growing indoor plants brings us significant benefits. Whether it’s in the home or workplace, they not only look aesthetically pleasing but also improve our health. Students will discover how to choose, grow and maintain the most suitable indoor plants for each location to add appeal to the environment and increase their sense of well-being.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the health benefits of indoor plants in both their living and working environments.
  2. Identify the various forms of indoor plants.
  3. Select the most suitable indoor plants to add appeal to each location.
  4. Choose appropriate containers for indoor plants.
  5. Maintain their indoor plants effectively.


This Indoor Plants course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits of indoor plants in the home – air purification, restful sleep, etc.
  • Benefits of indoor plants in the workplace – improved productivity, noise reduction, etc.
  • Indoor plant types – upright, trailing, compact, architectural, etc.
  • Foliage plants
  • Flowering plants
  • Location in the home – entrance, kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.
  • Location in the workplace – foyer, partition, desk, etc.
  • Filling the space
  • Grouping
  • Decorating
  • Poisonous plants
  • Containers, potting mix, mulch, etc.
  • Bottle gardens and terraria
  • Maintenance – watering, fertilising, pruning, etc.
  • Pest and disease control
  • Review

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to add appeal to their living and working environments and improve their health by growing suitable indoor plants.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered in an interactive classroom environment where indoor or low light plants are discussed and various examples are displayed. The maintenance of indoor plants is also demonstrated.


Comprehensive course notes will be provided in class.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion
Indoor Plants Course

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What others say.

  • Fantastic presenter, great short course!
  • The tutor was very professional and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the session - it exceeded the course learning outcomes.
  • The course was informative, with attendees willing to share their own stories. The tutor is a wealth of knowledge and experience.