Shrimp Plant Problems - Knowledgebase Question

New Egypt, NJ
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Question by jsmith316
May 4, 1998
I recently purchased a Shrimp Plant. I don't see any visible pests, but it appears to be "weeping." That is, there are droplets of a water-like substance on the tips of the flowers. Is this normal, or is it an indication of a pest problem?

Answer from NGA
May 4, 1998
Sounds like your plant is just drinking up more water than it needs and the excess is being expelled. Many houseplants do this because they gorge themselves when they get a drink of water. It's nothing to worry about. Shrimp plants are fairly easy to grow. They like warm days and cool nights, a sunny windowsill and ample water from spring through fall. They don't grow much in the winter and don't need much water; wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering in the winter months.

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