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How To Care For A Spider Plant

How To Care For A Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum Origin: South Pacific and South Africa Spider plants are an ideal choice for beginners.  It’s easy to care for, tolerates average indoor room conditions, and is easy to propagate.  They look best in hanging baskets or...

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How To Care For A Rubber Plant

How To Care For A Rubber Plant

Botanical Name: Ficus elastica Origin: India and Malaysia The Rubber Plant is a popular houseplant because of its large, leathery, glossy leaves that can grow to 8” long or more…and because it is so easy to grow. Just like many...

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How To Care For A Pothos

How To Care For A Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremunum Origin: Solomon Islands There are several varieties of pothos that make great houseplants and are easy to care for.  ‘Golden’, ‘Marble Queen’, and ‘Neon’ are a few of the varieties that can add beauty to your home....

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How To Care For A Snake Plant

How To Care For A Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sanseveria trifasciata Origin: South Africa Also known as a Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, the snake plant is one of the most carefree houseplants you can grow.  It thrives in just about any light, prefers dry air and soil, and rarely...

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How To Care For A Striped Draceana

How To Care For A Striped Draceana

Botanical Name: Draceana warneckii Origin: Tropical East Africa Draceana warneckii, like other Draceanas, are hardy, slow-growing houseplants that thrive on neglect.  They are easy to care for and a bold, attractive specimen to any home or office. This dracaena has long, pointed,...

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How To Care For A Parlor Palm

How To Care For A Parlor Palm

Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans Origin: Mexico Parlor palm, also known as a Neanthebella palm, is a popular houseplant and easy to care for.  Although the palm family is large, only a few make good houseplants.  The parlor palm is one...

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How To Care For An Aloe Vera Plant

How To Care For An Aloe Vera Plant

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis Origin: Northeastern Africa Aloe Vera plants are hardy, slow-growing succulents that are well known for healing properties of its sap.  Many people use the gel-like liquid from a broken leaf to soothe minor burns and abrasions....

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Conrad's Tips For Holiday Preparations

Conrad's Tips For Holiday Preparations

After opening the Nursery 8 years ago, I became aware of the responsibility we have to help our customers prepare their homes for Christmas, Hanukkah, and all the festive holidays. I realized that we are a tradition for most and this isn’t a responsibility that we take lightly. Our preparations for this time of year begin many months in advance and in an effort to help you with your own holiday preparations, I've organized a few ideas to get those wheels spinning.
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Caring for your Christmas Tree

Caring for your Christmas Tree

What type of tree makes the best Christmas tree? Here at Decker’s Nursery, we’ve been committed to providing quality Fraser and Balsam Firs that we procure from a small grower in Canada. This year we’re also offering Noble Firs and feel...

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