Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

Money Tree

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
« Prev thread: Money Tree| Next thread: Money Tree »
Back to Thread index
by Blue Water on June 01, 2006 05:03 AM
I am a beginner in growing and gardening. When my wife and I married 3 years ago we bought a money tree for good luck and prosperity(sp). It has grown tremendously over the years, and up until recently has given us no reason for concern. Two days ago I brushed by its happy little spot in the kitchen bay window and discovered it was leaking a clear sticky sap like substance from its leaves!? This is a first, and other than this strange liquid, it appears to be very healthy. I'm just trying to find out what this is, if its something to be concerned about, and what I need to do to prevent it from continuing!! Please help.

* * * *
Sailor Chris
by msgvb on June 02, 2006 04:30 AM
mine did that for a little while when I had them in a spot that didn't get much fresh moving air. it was also humid.

I just gave the leaves a gentle wipe and it hasn't come back.

I'd give that a shot first before panicking or doing anything drastic.

* * * *
msg ::novice houseplant taker-care-of-er::
underexposed.org
flickr.com - msgvb
by fredtucker on June 03, 2006 07:05 AM
mine also did it for awhile when i had it in a north facing window.as soon as i moved it the liquid stopped oozing.
by msgvb on June 03, 2006 08:50 AM
hey that's a good point, because mine is also in a north facing window.

where'd you move yours to, fred? brighter light source, I assume?

* * * *
msg ::novice houseplant taker-care-of-er::
underexposed.org
flickr.com - msgvb
by fredtucker on June 03, 2006 09:39 AM
i sure did.i am not promising anything but i bet it will go away.
by msgvb on June 03, 2006 09:47 AM
wonder why this is...

* * * *
msg ::novice houseplant taker-care-of-er::
underexposed.org
flickr.com - msgvb
by Blue Water on June 06, 2006 11:42 AM
Thanks! I'll try both those techniques. Right now its definitely not getting a whole lot of air circulation, and the maybe it doesn't want to be facing the north?

* * * *
Sailor Chris

Active Garden Forum

« Prev thread: Money Tree| Next thread: Money Tree »
Back to Thread index

Other articles you might like: