The Houseplant Masterclass is the first comprehensive online audiovisual course on houseplant cultivation, care and maintenance—disseminated over a month.
🌿 What you gain from the course:
This class will not only teach you the basics of houseplant care, but will also go much further to help you build both a deeper understanding and an affinity for the plants around you. Most importantly, however, the Houseplant Masterclass is designed to teach you how to observe what plants have to teach us. The goal is not to memorize “houseplants tips” but to develop foundational knowledge and observational prowess so that you can intuit what a plant needs to thrive under you care.
🌿 Comprehensive, well-researched information:
The information that you’ll find in this course is based on a wide range of experiences and resources. Firstly, I pulled from my own personal experience of growing around 550 plant species and over 200 varieties in my home for the past 10 years as well as my 15+ years of work as an environmental scientist, entomologist, and environmental communicator.
I am not alone in my contributions to this course, however; many other professionals—many whom are leading specialists in their field—have contributed to the robust information you’ll see in the Houseplant Masterclass. Over the past years, I have interviewed and conversed with nearly 50 experts, including botanists, horticulturalists, ecologists, plant taxonomists, botanical curators, horticulture professors, growers, botanical garden employees, plant sellers, and more. Though scientific literature as far as indoor gardening goes is sparse, you’ll still find throughout the course copious information that was cited from a selection of peer-reviewed science journals, articles, and books. Overall I believe you’ll find the Houseplant Masterclass to be well researched, well cited, and one of the most comprehensive (and engaging) courses on plant care for the home!
🌿 What's in the course:
- Peruse five sections, 100+ sub-sections on houseplant growing, care and cultivation disseminated over the course of a month
- Listen, watch and learn from over 12 hours of audio+visual recordings
- View 500 full-color images and charts
- Access a comprehensive care spreadsheet to 350 common houseplants
- Learn over 100 botanical terms and 350+ botanical Latin names
- Get product and book recommendations
- Join the private Facebook community
- Bonus materials and more!
What’s also great about having a digital Masterclass—aside for the obvious fact that anyone, anywhere with internet access can get the information—is that it’s a resource that can also be updated and added onto, making this more like a living resource that will evolve, grow and improve over time. As a future participant of the Houseplant Masterclass, I look forward to your feedback!
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!
StartHouseplant Basics: What is a Plant Anyway? (11:25)
StartHouseplant Basics: Why Plants Need Light (5:53)
StartHouseplant Basics: Grow Lights (6:18)
StartHouseplant Basics: Your Plant Parent Qualities (3:10)
StartHouseplant Basics: Houseplants for Beginners (8:21)
StartHouseplant Basics: Where to Put Your Plant (4:40)
StartHouseplant Basics: How to Display Your Plants (7:49)
StartHouseplant Basics: Choosing a Potting Medium (4:25)
StartHouseplant Basics: How to Shop for Plants (4:17)
StartHouseplant Basics: How to Pot a Plant (20:50)
StartHouseplant Basics: Watering Your Plants (5:59)
StartHouseplant Basics: Fertilizing Your Plants (7:16)