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Houseplant Basics

A Beginner's Guide to Houseplants

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Are you a Plant Newb? No problem!

Houseplant Basics is a 12-part mini-course to help beginner houseplant enthusiasts on their plant parenting journey. It also serves as a primer to the Houseplant Masterclass.


🌿 What you gain from the course:

This course will teach you the foundation of houseplant care. Our goal is to get you set up with the appropriate information so that you can feel confident buying, growing and maintaining a plant.


🌿 Comprehensive, concise, uncomplicated:

As with the Houseplant Masterclass, the information that you’ll find in this course is based on a wide range of experience, research and resources. This course in particular is designed to be both comprehensive and concise—but with simplified, streamlined concepts perfect for any beginner. You can learn the basics of houseplant care in just one day. (Yes, we'll have you browsing the plant shop aisles in no time!) The course is primarily video-based—and is designed to be both engaging and educational (read: NOT boring)! 🤣

🌿 What's in the course:

  • Peruse twelve (12) sections on houseplant growing, care and cultivation
  • Listen, watch and learn from ~2 hours of digestible video recordings,
  • Download our Houseplants for Beginners booklet,
  • Access a basic care spreadsheet to 30 common houseplants,
  • Get inspired with dozens of houseplant decor ideas,
  • Brush up on plant speak with the botanical glossary,
  • Find product recommendations,
  • Earn a certificate of completion upon graduating the course,
  • And more bonus features ;)



"If you want to be a plant parent and don't know where to start, then Houseplant Basics is a great introductory course to help you on your way. Instead of searching through articles online and YouTube videos in a reactionary way, Summer Rayne puts all the information you would want into one place. Before buying your first plant—or perhaps after you have killed several—Houseplant Basics suggests easy starter plants and how to care for them in your home."

- Julie G., Vancouver, WA

"I don't have much experience with plants and have felt hesitant making purchases in the past. I feel like after Houseplant Basics, I have a really good base for at least keeping my plants alive and I hope to expand this knowledge to become an even better plant parent."

- Katy R., Coto de Caza, CA

Your Instructor


Summer Rayne Oakes 🌿
Summer Rayne Oakes 🌿

I'm an environmental scientist and entomologist by training ( Cornell University ) and have done quite a bit of work in the field, including reclaiming mine sites, restoring forest ecosystems, monitoring stream water quality with aquatic insects, and a host of other fun projects outdoors. Sometimes it's challenging to communicate how these efforts impact us, so in 2005 I moved to Brooklyn to explore how I could apply my environmental knowledge to industries that noticeably impact our everyday lives—from what we wear to what we eat to what we grow.

The Houseplant Masterclass, Houseplant Basics, and my other plant-related courses were inspired by my lifetime love of growing plants—both indoors and outdoors. However, I noticed there was a gap for people who wanted to learn more about in-depth houseplant care online, so that's how this became a course online. I hope you enjoy it!


Course Curriculum


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"The Houseplant Basics course was very detailed! I was in LOVE with how much information was provided and the videos were helpful. I was able to evaluate my home conditions and troubleshoot many of my current plants that needed help. The tips, suggestions and most of the tools available in this course are very helpful and definitely recommend to go through this course.

I’m super excited for the new plant care spreadsheet; that not only is very helpful to understand your plants, but it will also turn into a must have tool for a more detailed care of your plants. As a new plant lover, I never imagined that there’s many different things that can affect your plants in your home, and I’m glad I got to do Houseplant Basics to understand and learn more about what my plants need. I highly recommend this course."

- Miriam M., Bloomfield, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll. In order for you to proceed to the next sections, you'll need to finish the sections before. Once you enroll, you'll always have access to the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is the Houseplant Basics Course for?
This is for beginners on their houseplant journey. Perhaps you are thinking about getting houseplants, have just gotten your first houseplant, or are looking to take your first Houseplant 101 workshop or course. Houseplant Basics is perfect for you. Even if you're just one year into your journey and have not had a solid Houseplant 101 workshop, then this is a great place to start. If you think you are more skilled than that, then you may want to consider Houseplant Masterclass at houseplantmasterclass.com.
Where are some other places I can learn from you?
If you head over to the website http://homesteadbrooklyn.com/, click on "Learn From Me" and there are plenty of resources there, including the YouTube channel 'Plant One On Me', the HouseplantMasterclass.com, my books, Instagram @homesteadbrooklyn, and live workshops and events.
What is the refund policy of Houseplant Basics?
Due to the on-demand digital nature of the Houseplant Basics course, there are unfortunately no refunds for the product.
What if I've never owned a plant before. Is this course right for me?
Absolutely! This course was created specifically for people who are just starting out on their houseplant journey or folks that are looking for a workshop or course to give them basic houseplant knowledge. You'll learn the basics about what a plant is, how it uses light, how to establish the right light in your home, watering, potting up and placing plants in your home, and more.
I don’t have a laptop or desktop. Can I do this course on my tablet or mobile phone?
Yes! Houseplant Basics is optimized for all devices, including a tablet or a mobile phone, so you can do the course even while you’re in transit on a train, plane, or waiting at the airport or at the doctor’s office, for instance—provided that you have an internet connection.
I'm outside the United States, can I still do Houseplant Basics?
Absolutely! Houseplant Basics was particularly designed for people who are not able to attend my in-person workshops and who have a desire to learn more about their plants. Houseplant Basics is done entirely online, so you can purchase the program online from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a valid credit card. The course, however, is only offered in the English language at this time.
I did the course and I’d like to provide feedback. How do I go about doing that?
At the end of the course, you’ll find a short survey that we encourage you to do so that we can get your thoughts on what you liked about the course and how you’d improve it.
Can I enroll in the Houseplant Masterclass too?
You sure can! Just search for the course here or go to houseplantmasterclass.com to enroll. This is a perfect primer course for the Houseplant Masterclass, which is far more comprehensive and in-depth. The Masterclass is disseminated over the course of a month, as well.
 

Looking for a more in-depth, comprehensive course on houseplants? Then you can check out The Houseplant Masterclass.