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Old 07-07-2018, 06:08 PM
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I'm finding just a few very sticky, colorless droplets on my new Catasetums. I don't see any drops on the leaves, just on the stalks of the new growth. The old psuedobulbs don't have either.

I don't see any insects or anything that looks like scale. The leaves do have some very tiny brown spots and a few areas with small holes or abrasions.

Should I be concerned?
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:23 PM
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No. It's "happy sap." It's a naturally occurring substance.
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Sap from excess sugar production as was mentioned. Not to worry at all. Happens to a lot of orchids. Many people experience this.
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Have a taste. It's always very sweet, and on some plants downright tasty!
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Oh good, I must be doing something right then.
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