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garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
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 Posts: 1,172
    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

    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
    thanks bee,if these were hardy plants bees might be able to cut there flower visits down
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,766
    Mine flower every year ... but they're quite mature plants.  Watch the nectar on the furnishings!

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
    thanks dove
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    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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