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Growing Proteas Course Online

Home Study Proteas Course

“Grow this stunning plant! Learn how to achieve top quality blooms”

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.

Course Outline

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

1. Introduction

  • Review of the system of plant identification
  • General characteristics of Proteas
  • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
  • Protea Botany
  • One way of Classifying Proteas

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

  • Protea aristata
  • Protea caffra
  • P. coronata
  • P. cedromontana
  • P. compacta
  • P. exima
  • P. grandiceps
  • P. holosericea
  • P. lacticolor
  • P. laevis
  • P. laurifolia
  • P. longiflora
  • P. longifolia
  • P. lorifolia
  • P. pulchra
  • P. punctata
  • P. rubropilosa
  • P. recondita
  • P. speciosa
  • P. stokoei

7. Making the Best Use of Proteas

  • Reasons for Growing Proteas
  • Proteas for warm climates
  • Hybrids
  • More cultivars for landscaping
  • Foliage affects
  • Harvest and post harvest
  • Dried Flowers
  • Growing Proteas in Containers

8. Special Assignment – based on one of the following (your choice)

  • How to grow Proteas for commercial flower production.
  • The botanical characteristics and cultivation requirements for a selected Protea cultivar.
  • A collection of different Protea cultivars on a budget equal to an average one weeks wage for workers in your country. selection of the varieties to grow, how to establish them in containers, how to maintain peak health throughout the year.
  • Month by month what to do to proteas to achieve and maintain peak health in your garden. You should indicate when to feed, how much & what…..when to prune, and how, when & if to mulch, pest control measures etc.

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Home Study Proteas Course

    “Grow this stunning plant! Learn how to achieve top quality blooms”

    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.

    Course Outline

    There are 8 Lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction

    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • General characteristics of Proteas
    • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
    • Protea Botany
    • One way of Classifying Proteas

    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

    • Protea aristata
    • Protea caffra
    • P. coronata
    • P. cedromontana
    • P. compacta
    • P. exima
    • P. grandiceps
    • P. holosericea
    • P. lacticolor
    • P. laevis
    • P. laurifolia
    • P. longiflora
    • P. longifolia
    • P. lorifolia
    • P. pulchra
    • P. punctata
    • P. rubropilosa
    • P. recondita
    • P. speciosa
    • P. stokoei

    7. Making the Best Use of Proteas

    • Reasons for Growing Proteas
    • Proteas for warm climates
    • Hybrids
    • More cultivars for landscaping
    • Foliage affects
    • Harvest and post harvest
    • Dried Flowers
    • Growing Proteas in Containers

    8. Special Assignment – based on one of the following (your choice)

    • How to grow Proteas for commercial flower production.
    • The botanical characteristics and cultivation requirements for a selected Protea cultivar.
    • A collection of different Protea cultivars on a budget equal to an average one weeks wage for workers in your country. selection of the varieties to grow, how to establish them in containers, how to maintain peak health throughout the year.
    • Month by month what to do to proteas to achieve and maintain peak health in your garden. You should indicate when to feed, how much & what…..when to prune, and how, when & if to mulch, pest control measures etc.

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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