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Tropical Plants

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Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BHT234

Tropical Plants Outline

Become an expert in the identification and culture of tropicals; as garden plants (if the climate fits), as greenhouse (stove) plants or as indoor plants.

"This course will cover everything you need to know to successfully grow these beautiful and unusual plants, and you don't necessarily have to live in a warm climate to have tropical plants; there are plenty of ways of adapting the environmental conditions to suit them." - Tracey Morris Dip.Hort., Cert.Hort., Cert III Organic Farming


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Tropical Plants
  2. Plant Cultural Practices
  3. Tropical Annuals, Perennials, Bulbous Plants, Bamboos & Lawns
  4. Ornamental Gingers and Heliconias
  5. Cordylines, Palms & Cycads
  6. Climbers, Shrubs and Trees
  7. Orchids, Ferns, Aroids and Bromeliads
  8. Tropical Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit Bearing Plants Including Bush tucker, Selected Vegetables, Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit trees
  9. Growing Tropical Plants outside the Tropic
  10. Landscaping with Tropical Plants

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Explain the nature and scope of tropical plants
  • Discuss cultural characteristics that are often peculiar to tropical plants
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of a range of soft wooded tropical plants including annuals, perennials and bulbs.
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of Heliconias and Gingers..
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of Palms and Palm like tropicals.
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of climber, tree and shrub tropical plants.
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of Orchids, Ferns and Bromeliads.
  • Describe the taxonomy and culture of Herbs, Vegetables and Fruits in tropical conditions.

Tropical Plants

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BHT234