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Sticky liquid on phal orchid leaves.

This is a discussion on Sticky liquid on phal orchid leaves. within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by Chris1140 It's probably 'honeydew' aka 'happy sap'--resulting from an excess of sugars ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1140 View Post
    It's probably 'honeydew' aka 'happy sap'--resulting from an excess of sugars produced during photosynthesis which are then excreted by the plant. It means the plant is happy and getting plenty of light and will have enough energy to bloom well. You can wipe it off with a damp cloth if you don't like the look of it. Sometimes it is reabsorbed by the plant.
    Yes, maybe you are right Chris, the plant looks very healthy with new leaves and roots growing. Now i can stop worrying about it.
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    Does one really stop worrying about our orchids?

    I have not been able to so far.

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