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
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!
"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