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Healthy House Plants: A Complete Guide to Gardening Indoors

BBC via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover how to make any room beautiful with these indoor gardening tips

House plants can help make any indoor space more beautiful. Growing and taking care of house plants can also offer mood-boosting benefits.

This course from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine will provide you with tips and advice on how to grow plants indoors. You’ll learn how to make the most of space, repeat outdoor growing triumphs inside, and travel the world through exploring exotic plants.

Indoor gardening tips for every type of houseplant

This indoor gardening course covers different types of house plants and their differing needs. These might include cacti, orchids, palms, bulbs, and more.

You’ll learn what sorts of indoor plants can thrive in different environments maximising available light and space. You’ll discover how to care for house plants, including watering and nutrition, and how to look out for pests and disease.

Explore the origins of house plants to improve the quality and health of your plants

As well as learning how to care for your indoor plants, you’ll explore from where different house plants originate. This will help you understand how to care for them, by building a healthy, familiar environment. You’ll also learn about the history of house plants, and the role they’ve played in society.

Finally, you’ll explore the all-important question of what to do when you go on holiday – and how to give your house plants one, too.

Anyone who wants to learn how to care for houseplants can benefit from this course. Perhaps you want to enliven an indoor space. You may have downsized to a home without a garden. Or maybe you just want more plants in your life.

Taught by

David Hurrion

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