Gooey soil substance – String of pearls

What’s this gooey substance that has appeared on the surface of the soil? I noticed it after re-potting, fortunately, my strings of pearls appear unaffected. Also, I’ve noticed gnats. Any suggestions on how to get rid of them?…

Strange growth on plant in same pot as my orchid

The Cattleya orchid plant I purchased a number of years ago came with a small plant that that strings along with semi-circle leaves. This small plant kept on growing without any problems. But today, to my surprise, I noticed that…