How long can I leave soap on plants?

laur34October 15, 2012

Hi. I'm wondering how long I can leave soap on houseplants?

For instance, I recently sprayed a lemon tree that had some scale bugs on it with diluted simple green. I figured it would kill more of them if I left it on for a while.

Thanks,

Laurie

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Polly381(5/6)

Hi Laurie, I only use ivory on plants. I found this on the simple green site, says its safe. Heres what else it said.

Grass or Plants� Is Simple Green� safe for vegetation?
Diluted Simple Green will not harm grass or flowers, but it�s always a good idea to rinse foliage after it has had contact with Simple Green and to water-in Simple Green into the soil. The wetting agents in Simple Green will help retain moisture in soil.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:06PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I spray with soap-treatments after the sun has passed, and I rinse in the morning
before the sun hits the plants again.

Josh

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:14PM
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