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Copper Fungicide safe for houseplants?

11 years ago


I have a dwarf meyer lemon tree in desperate need of fungicide. I bought Southern Ag's Liquid Copper Fungicide, and I plan on using it soon. However, reading more about heavy metals has made me anxious.

Is Copper Fungicide safe to use on houseplants? This tree sits right behind my couch, where I will undoubtedly inhale anything on the tree.

I was planning on taking it outside to spray. I can maybe leave it in our apartment lobby (outside is near freezing) if it needs to stay outside the apartment, or I can leave it in our basement. Could I spray it, let the fungicide sit, and then wash it off? How long would it need to sit there to kill the fungus killing my tree?

Thanks. Quick help would be greatly appreciated.

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