"Sweating" house plants

Asked February 24, 2017, 8:18 AM EST

Every fall I bring any potted patio plants that still look good inside. Nothing fancy - last fall I brought in 7 geraniums, 2 bay leaf pots, a curry plant. We also set out and bring in a schefflera(sp?) every year. The schefflera has always shown this "sweating" phenomena with some leaf drop around this time (first light of spring). The bay leaves are doing it now. Whats going on? Obviously recuperation is possible but I'd like to know how to avoid this "stress" reaction in the first place. Thank you. Susan (Baltimore County)

Maryland

1 Response

We can't say for sure what is going on with your plant, but it does sound related to the change of seasons. It's not necessarily 'stress'.
How is it's water situation? Does it have good drainage?
Some plants do express excess water as drips or 'sweat'.

Either way, it is physiological and not of concern.

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