I’ve noticed my houseplant leaves dripping, even when I...

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Question: I’ve noticed my houseplant leaves dripping, even when I haven’t watered them lately. What is happening?

Answer: Some houseplants will do something called guttation-almost like perspiration for us humans. The plant is trying to rid itself of excess water. Guttation makes a plant vulnerable to disease-causing bacteria, so you’ll want to avoid this problem by reducing the amount of water you’re giving the plant, especially in these winter months. Also, watch those drips because they contain salts, sugars, and other organics that could stain whatever it is they’re dripping on.