Interior Plantscaping (3) Foliage identification, environmental factors affecting plants, concepts of interior plant design, installation and maintenance.
HORT 457 Interior Plantscaping (3)
Overview of where foliage plants are native will be followed by a discussion of how each environmental factor will affect foliage plant growth as well as how some of the environmental factors can be managed. Those factors will include light, temperature, humidity, growing media, watering, and fertilization. In addition the students will learn to identify 100 plants that are commonly used in interiors. Design principles will be related to interior plants. The process of analyzing the site, creating an interior plant design, installing the plan and maintaining the finished design will be discussed. Then diagnosing plant problems and integrated pest management will be presented as aspects of plant maintenance. Business principles related to the interior plantscaping industry such as management, marketing and selling and personnel management will be discussed. Students will be evaluated based on exams, quizzes and projects. The course will be offered in alternate spring semesters.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.