Centre for Continuing Education

Indoor Plants Course

Horticulture and gardening. Open to everyone.

Plants improve our health. We might exercise regularly and have a balanced diet but plants in our home and workplace not only improve air quality but also have a positive psychological effect.

Studies by NASA revealed that indoor plants can eliminate 87% of air toxins in 24 hours, reduce stress and improve our moods.

We will discover how to choose, grow and maintain the most suitable indoor plants for your location, to add appeal to the environment and increase your sense of well-being.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify health benefits of indoor plants in both your living and working environments
  • identify the various forms of indoor plants
  • select the most suitable indoor plants to add appeal to each location
  • choose appropriate containers for indoor plants
  • maintain the health of your indoor plant/s.

Content

This 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

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

Delivered in an interactive classroom setting where indoor and low light plants are discussed and various examples are displayed. The maintenance of indoor plants is also demonstrated.

Materials

Comprehensive course notes are provided in class.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Indoor Plants Course

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What others say.

  • Fantastic presenter, great short course!
  • We learnt so much about indoor gardening, with the tutor presenting examples of many indoor plants for us.
  • The tutor was very professional and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the session - it exceeded the course learning outcomes.