A Houseplant Tissue Culture Master Class To Kickstart Your Plant Business!
27 Dec 2022

A Houseplant Tissue Culture Master Class To Kickstart Your Plant Business!

Anjali Singh, MS

As a content and community manager, I leverage my expertise in plant biotechnology, passion for tissue culture, and writing skills to create compelling articles, simplifying intricate scientific concepts, and address your inquiries. As a dedicated science communicator, I strive to spark curiosity and foster a love for science in my audience.

Anjali Singh, MS
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Do you know the indoor plant market is expected to touch the value of USD 26.23 billion by 2029?

Yes, according to a report by Data Bridge Market Research analyses the indoor plant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.87% during the forecast period of 2022-2029. In 2021, the business was valued at around USD 17.93 billion.

This is due to the increasing demand for indoor plants in the commercial market. To meet these skyrocketing demands, many of us rely on the traditional method of growing plants, such as through seeds or cuttings. But, these approaches have many limitations that make it difficult to meet your business goals.

For example:

  • Slow growth rate
  • Sensitive to pathogen and pest attack
  • Low yield
  • Less plant viability and vigor
  • Season dependence
  • Requirement of large space and more mother plants
  • Labor-intensive

“Then what can be an alternative solution to this problem,” You ask.

Tissue culture!

What is Tissue Culture?

Tissue culture is an advanced approach to growing plants in controlled aseptic lab conditions using a few tissues of plants. It involves various methods of growing plants in vitro, such as callus culture, organs culture, protoplast culture, meristem culture, embryo culture, and seed culture.

The technique has several advantages over traditional approaches, which include:

  • Producing disease-free plants.
  • Rapid mass production of plants for commercial uses.
  • Growing plants independent of season.
  • Produce hybrid plants.
  • Conserve endangered plant species.
  • Increase plants’ yield.
  • Rescuing embryos of plants produced after crossing two incompatible species.

Now you get why and how a tissue culture is an effective approach to boosting plant businesses. And, you may ask, how can we learn this useful and magical plant-growing technique?

The answer is through our houseplant tissue culture master class.

Get To Know Your Instructor Francisco Palacios?

You must have seen Francisco doing tissue culture in our YouTube Videos, where he teaches you all you should know about tissue culture.

He has been an inspiration to many beginner tissue culturists. And, you must be surprised to learn that many have started their journey in tissue culture after watching Francisco’s videos.

The exciting part is Francisco himself learned about tissue culture from Bill Graham’s video on a website—this was at the time when tissue culture knowledge wasn’t accessible to everyone quickly.

Francisco’s love for carnivorous and other house plants has pushed him to be a self-made tissue culturist. He started his journey in tissue culture with essential equipment and tools. And today, he is widely known for his hands-on experience with the technique.

Before working as Lab Director for Plant Cell Technology, Francisco worked as a research technician II and Agronomic variety testing research assistant at the University of Tennessee.

Now, putting together the package of his 15+ years of learnings and experiences, Francisco is bringing you this fantastic Houseplants tissue culture masterclass from January 26 to 28, 2023.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for all our houseplants businesses to grasp this advanced technique and level up.

What is Houseplant Tissue Culture Master Class? 

A houseplant tissue culture master class is curated to educate and train all enthusiastic plant hobbyists and business professionals all about tissue culture.

In this class our lab director and your instructor, Francisco Palacio will teach you to perform tissue culture on your favorite indoor plants. Further, having 15+ years of experience, he will share some best practices of tissue culture and mistakes to avoid while working on this technique.

The technique which requires years of practice will be taught to you in this 3–days comprehensive master class.

What Courses Does The Class Include?

It’s full-length which you won’t find anywhere else. From basics of tissue culture to performing the technique and acclimatization of class, this class has everything you need.

To name some popular indoor plants that will be covered in this Tissue Culture master class:

  • Monstera Deliciosa (Variagated!)
  • Begonias
  • Philodendrons (Rare ones too!)
  • African Violets

So much more!

Have a glimpse at what you will be learning during the event:

Tissue culture background

  • What is tissue culture?
  • Why is Tissue Culture essential?
  • History of tissue culture
  • Applications of Tissue Culture

Materials to build your tissue culture lab

  • Requirements for building a lab
  • How to build a tissue culture lab in:
  • Small budget
  • Medium budget
  • Large budget

Setting up your tissue culture lab

  • Home lab
  • Small business lab
  • Commercial lab

Lab safety protocols

  • General lab safety rules
  • Housekeeping
  • Dress code
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Chemical safety

Use and calibration of lab instruments

  • How to use a micropipette
  • How to calibrate and use a pH meter
  • How to use an autoclave or pressure cooker
  • How to sanitize a laminar flow hood

Make stock solutions

  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Plant growth regulators
  • BAP
  • NAA
  • Kinetin
  • TDZ
  • IBA

Make tissue culture media

  • Liquid media
  • Media with Agar
  • Media with Gellan gum
  • Media for seed germination
  • Multiplication media
  • Rooting media

Aseptic technique

  • Utilization of barriers
  • Equipment preparation
  • Environmental control
  • Contact Guidelines

Subculturing tissue culture plants

  • Moving plants to fresh tissue culture media
  • Explant sterilization protocols
  • Philodendron

Deflask and acclimate plants to ex-vitro conditions

  • How to remove plants from culture vessels and transfer them to pots?
  • How to prepare potting mix
  • Requirements for Acclimation
  • Tips on the best care of tissue culture plants during acclimatization

How Houseplant Tissue Culture Master Class Will Help You With your Plant venture?

Houseplant tissue culture master class is a comprehensive course curated to prepare you with the knowledge and energy you need to kickstart your plant business in the coming year. Though it will help you in an indefinite way, here are some advantages of it to name:

  • Training for the most advanced technology available today for plant propagation—the tissue culture.
  • Hands-on-experience in tissue culture.
  • Networking with like-minded people.
  • Directly learn from an instructor having 15+ years of experience in the area.
  • Get the answers to your questions instantly from the instructor.
  • Learn how to build your small-scale or in-house lab or how to take your already established plant business to next level.
  • Work on the plants and learn about the challenges and solutions on the spot with your instructor.
  • Getting a certificate to demonstrate our expertise and knowledge about the tissue culture technique.

And, much more!

Oh yeah! Not to forget, we are also providing you with a wholesome lunch between the classes. So, you recharge yourself before starting the second half of the class. Furthermore, you also get the advantage of networking with like-minded people in the class.

Will You Be Getting any Certificate For The Class?

You sure will!

We are always excited about presenting and showcasing to the world our skill sets through any kind of certification. And, if it’s a certification for learning an advanced technique, who won’t be excited to grab it, right?

That’s why. After attending our class, you will be offered a certificate to demonstrate your knowledge to the world and other people around you. Also, these certificates show your experience and expertise in the area and inbuilt trust among your customer for the work you do using the technique.



How Can You Book The Ticket for Master Class?

The steps are simple:

You will get the details of the ticket on the number and email you have entered during the registration process.

But, hey remember, the seats are limited! And, the exciting part is that @plantsngreens will also be there, so what are you waiting for?

Book your seat now and get ready to launch big in the coming 2023: https://events.humanitix.com/tissue-culture-master-class-houseplants

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