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Is there a single word that can be used instead of the phrase "give tender loving care"? As in

"Tom gives tender loving care to his plants."

I am looking for a word to be used in relation to taking care of plants, as in the above example.

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    Cherish is the word I use to describe... – 1006a Aug 14 '17 at 17:10
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Tom NURTURES his plants.

Merriam-Webster has the following example sentence, which is close to what you want to say:

You have to carefully nurture the vines if you want them to produce good grapes.

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    Exactly, somehow nurtures slipped my mind. – Isak Aug 14 '17 at 12:10

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