Anthurium Plants

How to Stop Anthurium From Sweating

marisaserafina added on March 30, 2015 | Answered

I have an Anthurium plant, 6-7 years old, growing indoors. About 2 years ago it appeared to be sweating, not a big deal. For about the last year, the sweat has turned sticky and a bit yellow in color rather than being clear. What, if anything, can be done to remedy this?

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Answered on March 30, 2015

It sounds as though your anthurium is going through a process called guttation or "crying" where it releases drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves. This happens when there is enough moisture to create root pressure, which usually happens when a plant is over-watered.

However, to be on the safe side, I would also inspect your plant for a pest infestation of scale, oozing sticky substances can sometimes be a red flag for that. You can read more about scale identification and the recommended course of treatment at:

For more information on the care of anthuriums, please visit the following link:

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