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Mimi2chis
Oct 19, 2017 9:29 AM CST
I have a beautiful red aglaonema plant which appears to be thriving, no signs of disease or damage on the leaves. But I see what looks like tiny drops of moisture secreted up and down the stalk. Is this a pest or a disease? Picture attached. Thanks
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plantmanager
Oct 19, 2017 9:34 AM CST
It's normal for the plant. I've never had the red one, but my old green one did the same thing. I had to protect my wooden tables from it.
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Mimi2chis
Oct 19, 2017 9:35 AM CST
Thank you very much plantmanager for your quick response!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 19, 2017 9:42 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I read that it's called transpiration, and it's like people sweating. If they are getting too much water, it's the way they get rid of it. If it's excessive, I'd cut back a bit on watering.
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WillC
Oct 19, 2017 2:39 PM CST
This happens frequently with Aglaonemas that are growing in good light. The sap droplets are slightly sticky and are not water. No reason to change anything with its care.
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purpleinopp
Oct 22, 2017 6:24 AM CST
Called guttation. Normal. Lovely plant!!
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Cambridge, MD
Mimi2chis
Oct 23, 2017 8:51 AM CST
I greatly appreciate everyone's input and the answer to my question. It's a relief to know it is normal for the plant.

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