Orchid Plants
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sticky leaves on orchids

Zone Ocean City, New jersey | Anonymous added on June 24, 2016 | Answered

What is causing the stickiness on the leaves of one of my orchids? Other plants do not have it. I fertilize and treat with orchid probiotics according to directions.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 25, 2016

    The sticky substance is honeydew. It is caused by an insect issue.
    Treat the plant with Neem Oil

    Here is a few links.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-honeydew.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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