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garden geekgarden geek Posts: 129
Hi noticed this on mother inlaw tongue plant,told wife she was over watering,then discovered flowers are dripping nectar not water.


  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 887
    Hi @garden geek,

    Mine also flowers occasionally .... and the nectar does make a bit of a sticky mess.
    The flowers are rather insignificant, and once they've finished I cut the stems down.#

    I'm watering every two weeks at the moment and will go to just once a month later in the year.

    Bee x

    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 129
    thanks bee,if these were hardy plants bees might be able to cut there flower visits down
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Mine flower every year ... but they're quite mature plants.  Watch the nectar on the furnishings!
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 129
    thanks dove
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    My aloe aristata does the same and makes a very sticky mess on the windowsill so good advice Dove!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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