Olea europaea "Olive Tree" standard form 14"

Olea europaea, or "Olive Tree", is a tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean. Silver and green oblong leaves grace the branches.  It is the type that produces actual olives but do not rely it doing so in our climate indoors.  Still super awesome without the fruit. 
  • Light - full sun
  • Watering - dry to 5%
  • Soil - potting mix

Olive trees have a temperament less-inclined to live as a houseplant, but spending the summer outdoors, if possible, will help keep them at their most robust for years to come. Avoid any cold temperatures, but a cool winter is ideal. Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As well as bloom state.

Light: Olive trees prefer a few hours of direct sun or filtered direct sunlight. Make sure to rotate the plant periodically to obtain an even growth and to allow all sides of the plant to get as much sun as possible. They do not thrive in low-light conditions.

Water: Water only when the top portion of soil feels dry (about ¼ of the way down is a good guideline). Check once a week, though it may not need water every week, even in its sunny, sunny location. When it is time to add water, add just enough to evenly moisten the soil without the soil becoming soggy or water-logged. Do not water if the top two to three inches of soil are still moist from the previous watering.

Environment: Olive trees thrive in a space where they are exposed to bright light and fresh air. They would do best if taken outside during the summer months and kept in a partially shaded area. 

Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic to pets

Of Note:

  • While olive trees require adequate air flow, don't place near a drafty window or close to AC or heat sources.
  • Plant olive trees in a well draining potting mix, such as a cactus/succulent mix.
    *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. *Perhaps not advisable for Olive.
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