Grow your own carnivorous plants. A boutique course for the horticultural specialist or serious hobbyist.
This course examines the range and cultivation of carnivorous plants providing a sound introduction to carnivorous plants and how they can be used.
Nine lessons cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants, paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera).
- Identify different carnivorous plants.
- Describe the cultural requirements for a range of different carnivorous plants
- Propagate a range of different carnivorous plants
- Discuss the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of both Sundews and Pitcher plants.
- Discuss the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of both
- Bladderworts and at least one other genus of Carnivorous plant.
- Describe the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of less commonly cultivated carnivorous plants.
- Describe the identification and culture of Australian Droseras in depth.
- Determine and describe appropriate ways of cultivating and displaying cultured carnivorous plants.
- Describe one group of carnivorous plants in depth.
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Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
There are 9 Lessons in this course:
Introduction to carnivorous plants
- Recognising differences around the world
- Plant names
- Monocotyledons and dicotyledons
- Plant families
- Classification of carnivorous plants
- Review of plant families that carnivorous plants belong to
- Types of trapping mechanisms
- Resources and networking
- Using a botanical key
- Plant nutrition
- Plant health
- Compost making
Propagation and Container Growing
- Propagating carnivorous plants
- Collecting from the wild
- Methods of propagation
- Tissue culture
Pitchers and Sundews
Other Important Types of Carnivorous Plants
Lesser Grown Varieties of Carnivorous Plants
Growing and Using Carnivorous Plants
- in containers
- in the ground
- as indoor plants.
Special Assignment: Problem-based Learning
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.