TROPICAL PLANTS AND THEIR USES

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Tropical Plants and Their Uses
  • Course #: LNDC2210
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the Interior Plantscaping industry. Emphasis will be placed on tropical plant identification, interior plant design, selection, installation, management and maintenance within buildings. The effects of interior plants on people and the environment will also be emphasized.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify species and cultivars best adapted to commercial interiorscapes
Demonstrate knowledge of the common and scientific names for different species and cultivars
Assess the impact of plants in the interiorscape on the quality of life for humans
Explain the environmental requirements of common interior plants
Evaluate biotic and abiotic problems of interior plants following diagnostic protocol
Evaluate indoor environmental conditions
Determine indoor environmental modification that will enhance plant growth
Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate plant materials and accessories for interior landscaping

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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