How to get started with houseplants

5 Lessons Easy

About this course

Whether it’s houseplants, balcony plants or plants for your garden, the same main principles apply to get you started. Once you understand these principles you’re likelihood of keeping your plants healthy and happy is drastically increased. This mini course is geared toward getting started with houseplants however you can adapt the same knowledge for getting started with plants for almost any space you can think of. 


Included in this mini course are 5 lessons that are designed to introduce you to houseplants, from choosing the right houseplant for your space, through to keeping your houseplants happy and healthy. 

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Course Structure


How to get started with houseplants 5 Lessons

Lesson 1: Choose the right plant for your space

Before you buy a plant it’s important to choose the right plant for your space. 

So how do you do that? 

You can do some preparation before going shopping for a new houseplant. 

Understanding your space will help you choose a plant that suits your needs.

To start with, where do you want to put your new houseplant? 

You’ll want to understand what kind of LIGHT this space has and what SIZE plant you’d like to put there. Keep in mind, plants are living things that will grow, so be sure to choose a plant that will fit the space in the future, not just now. 

Finally, consider how often will you be able to MAINTAIN this plant (watering, checking for bugs etc.) and will the plant be accessible to do this?

Lesson 2: Successful plant shopping

We’ve talked about what to look for in your space to ensure you choose the right plant, you’ve used your checklist to define what you are looking for in a plant and you’ve probably made a list of plant names to take to the store. Most of this applies to purchasing a plant in store, for the online shoppers, you need to do your research. 

Lesson 3: Choosing a pot and repotting your plant

There are two ways to go when potting up your new houseplant. 

  1. Use a cache or cover pot. 
  2. Plant your pot into a decorative pot that has a drainage hole and use a saucer to catch any water.
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