Meet the Olive
Olive, a cherished classic with its distinctive fruits, remains a timeless favorite for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. A popular choice for various culinary and landscaping purposes.
Olive trees (Olea europaea) flourish in well-illuminated areas with indirect sunlight; it's advisable to shield them from direct sun exposure.
Highly recommended to let the top one to two inches of the soil dry out before watering, as Olive plants prefer slightly moist soil and can tolerate brief periods of dryness. Adequate drainage required to prevent root rot.
Olive trees thrive in environments with higher humidity. Use a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or occasionally misting the leaves with water to main tain humidity level.
Olive trees thrive in warm conditions, with an ideal temperature range between 65-85°F (18-29°C). To safeguard your plant from cold damage, it's essential to prevent exposure to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Common Problems Q&A
Why are my leaf edges browning?
Olive trees thrive in conditions with higher humidity, and inadequate humidity can result in the browning of leaf edges and a diminished vibrancy. Humidity around the plant can be improved by regularly misting the leaves, positioning a water-filled tray nearby, or utilizing a humidifier.
Why is my Olive experiencing leggy growth and losing color.
Insufficient light can cause Olive trees to develop leggy growth, lose their vibrant appearance, and exhibit less-than-ideal development. To promote their healthy growth, it's advisable to position your Olive tree in a location with bright, indirect light.