• Examines plants and soil/potting mix to determine moisture level and waters each plants according to requirements of species.
  • Observes plants in sufficient details to detect insects and diseases, and should consults plant care books or other source of information to identify problems and determine remedial action.
  • Selects and applies specified chemical solutions to feed plants, kill insects, maintain healthy appearance treat diseases, by using aerosols, hose or mist-sprayer.
  • Pinches and prunes stems, shoots and leaves to remove dead and diseased leaves, so as to induce growth.
  • Supervises to correct destruction of diseased plants in the incinerator.
  • Maintains records of plants, documenting location, number variety, care and treatment. Produces a weekly or voyage report detailing all horticultural activities.
  • Cares for a variety of live plants and flowers throughout the vessel and carries out all duties, administrative and operational as detailed in the shipboard integrated pest management plan



  • Two to three years plant care experience in a 4 or 5 star hotel or other high profile public venue.
  • Knowledge of horticulturist requirements of ornamental plants including the use of insecticides, fertilizers and gardening tools.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with general horticultural or agricultural chemical and pesticides, methods of application and safety procedures.
  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests and co-workers.
  • Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures.