Proteas BHT318

Location type
Level
Logo Academy for Distance Learning
Provider rating: starstarstarstarstar_half 8.9 Academy for Distance Learning has an average rating of 8.9 (out of 2 reviews)

Need more information? Get more details on the site of the provider.

Description

Become a Proteas expert! Learn where and how to grow one of the most stunning groups of plants in the world. With the right cultural techniques (e.g. proper drainage, soil treatments, irrigation methods, feeding, pruning, weed control), you can achieve top quality, large blooms in what might otherwise be considered poor horticultural conditions.

True Proteas come from Africa. Many produce spectacular flowers, with great commercial value as garden shrubs or a cut flower crop. The term \'Protea\' is sometimes loosely used to refer to any plants in the Protea (or Protreaceae) family; though the scientific name \'Protea\' is strictly confined to one genus.
Even nurserymen and cut flower growers t…

Read the complete description

Frequently asked questions

trainings.faqs. There are no frequently asked questions yet. If you have any more questions or need help, contact our customer service.

Become a Proteas expert! Learn where and how to grow one of the most stunning groups of plants in the world. With the right cultural techniques (e.g. proper drainage, soil treatments, irrigation methods, feeding, pruning, weed control), you can achieve top quality, large blooms in what might otherwise be considered poor horticultural conditions.

True Proteas come from Africa. Many produce spectacular flowers, with great commercial value as garden shrubs or a cut flower crop. The term \'Protea\' is sometimes loosely used to refer to any plants in the Protea (or Protreaceae) family; though the scientific name \'Protea\' is strictly confined to one genus.
Even nurserymen and cut flower growers the world over, may sometimes use the term Protea to refer to related plants in the Proteaceae family, such as Telopeas, Leucadendron and Leucospermum (though strictly speaking they are not Proteas).
This course is primarily concerned with those plants classified scientifically into the genus \'Protea\'.

The true \'Proteas\' do share characteristics, with related plants:
  • similar soil and water requirements
  • susceptibility to the same problems
  • other similar cultural needs
  • sometimes a similar appearance, in foliage and flower.
Course Structure There are 8 lessons as follows:
  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • General characteristics of the group
    • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
  2. Culture
    • Planting
    • staking
    • mulching
    • watering
    • feeding (nutrition requirements, deficiencies etc)
    • pruning
    • protection from wind, salt air etc.
    • drainage requirements
    • techniques for providing drainage, etc.
  3. Propagation
    • Methods of propagating this group of plants (cuttings & seed)
    • Propagation of selected varieties, etc.
  4. Most Commonly Grown Varieties of Proteas
    • Protea cynaroides
    • Protea mellifera
    • Protea repens
  5. Pests, Diseases and Problems
    • Protea botany
    • Pest & diseases
    • Drainage problems
  6. Other Proteas to Grow
  7. Making the Best Use of Proteas
    • Harvest and post harvest
    • How to use them at home
  8. Special Assignment - On one selected plant or group.

A plant collection (either pressings or illustrations with written cultural notes etc) is prepared in each lesson, to build your knowledge of different species and cultivars.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learn where and how to grow one of the most stunning groups of plants in the world. With the right cultural techniques (e.g. proper drainage, soil treatments, irrigation methods, feeding, pruning, weed control), you can achieve top quality, large blooms in what might otherwise be considered poor horticultural conditions.

There are no reviews yet.

    Share your review

    Do you have experience with this course? Submit your review and help other people make the right choice. As a thank you for your effort we will donate £1.- to Stichting Edukans.

    trainings.faqs. There are no frequently asked questions yet. If you have any more questions or need help, contact our customer service.