View Full Version : Is it okay if these leafs touch and sweat?
09-08-2007, 03:10 AM
Now before I have noticed this but never has it really caught my attention like it has lately. Now what im wondering is, is this okay and can this cause mold? Before I always just wiped the leaf & moved the leafs from touching. But now I Got the plants packed in a closet grow. I am just wondering if mold comes this way or some other ways? So the main question I Need answered is: Can two different plant fan leafs or branch leafs touch and sweat and still be okay if not touched for 3 days?
09-08-2007, 07:53 AM
I would have to say NO. I would either make room so that the leaves do not touch or remove the leaf that are touching. You really should have air movement through your plants and it isn't good to have them crammed in together.
Take Care and Peace
09-08-2007, 07:59 AM
When I had my little closet grow (before becoming legal and obtaining my own grower), I had the same problem. What I did was move them around in the daytime and put a floor fan on them to stimulate the wind outside. I never had any mold problems, although this building is notorious for molds!!!
09-08-2007, 10:05 AM
i have huge plants that touch each other and it's normal .your plant breeds true the leafs and if they are covering each other it's normal that they sweat.but if you have a crap ventilation system they will mold with time.
if you have fans in there and you have new air coming in once in a while they will be ok.
now if you have water dripping from them this is not just regular sweating anymore ,black mold will come shortly.
you need to always have wind on your plants and good ventilation to change the air once in a while.more often is better or on a regular base.
hope this helps my friend happy growing:)
09-08-2007, 10:49 AM
They can touch but you need more air flow. The sweat hapens when leaves overlap and the transpiration is trapped and condenses. Sweat is not good, easy to fix. Mount a large rotatiing fan such that it causes good leaf movement. To hard and the leaves get shreaded, but below that the plants love it. It also exercises the stems which stimulates growth.
09-17-2007, 02:59 PM
Thankx a mil everyone who replied. Your posts confirmed my thoughts. So I did install a small fan that is now blowing slow air on the plants. What I did notice is that the pots now dry out alot faster since more air flow is in there now. It also seems as if the tempature rised up a little bit? So I got my partner keeping a close eye on everything. I think I really need a homebox asap!:o One day soon I hope.:rolleyes:
Once again thankx everyone for your posts! ;)
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