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Oozing Nematanthus

Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 3, 06 at 15:13

I did a search of the forum, and I seem to have something at least interesting. I have noticed that my N. wetsteinii is oozing little droplets of sap (and dripping onto an AV). Is this from overwatering? 'Cause I let it dry out a bit between waterings.

Stickily yours,

Korina


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RE: Oozing Nematanthus

Condensation, Korina.

Nancy


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RE: Oozing Nematanthus

  • Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 3, 06 at 18:52

*Condensation*?? No, it's sap; it's sticky, and oozing from the backs of the leaves. And I don't see any aphids or scale, so it's not that.

Korina


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RE: Oozing Nematanthus

  • Posted by jon_d Northern Calif. (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 4, 06 at 2:11

I've never seen such a thing. I thought immediately of scale; but you say no. So, I have absolutely no idea what is going on. Are you sure there aren't tiny baby scale. Have ants been on the plant lately? Those questions, I guess, are obvious. So, my suggestion is move the plant outside to some bright shade. They really like to be outside in California summers.

Jon, getting ready for the gesneriad covention.


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RE: Oozing Nematanthus

  • Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 5, 06 at 12:16

Thanks Jon; I'd love to put it out in bright shade. Know where I could find some? I have everything at work, and it's either inside with not enough light, or outside with no shade and intense noon sun. Well, when there *is* sun. Which is sometimes. Hey, we're supposed to get into the 60s today!

Korina, oozing sarcasm...


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scale attack!!!

  • Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 5, 06 at 12:27

Never mind. I took a closer look and discovered scale; it's the exact same color as the stems.

Korina, oozing irritation and annoyance...


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