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Olive Tree

Regular price $38.99
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Plant Description:

The Olive Tree, scientifically known as Olea europaea, is a captivating, slow-growing tree often cultivated indoors for its non-flowering and non-fruiting ornamental features, accentuated by attractive silvery evergreen foliage. While its indoor lifespan is limited to eight to nine years, compared to the longevity of outdoor olive trees, it remains a low-maintenance choice for cool climates.

NASA Approved Air Purifier:

While the Olive Tree is not specifically recognized by NASA for air-purifying qualities, its presence can contribute to a healthier indoor environment by providing a touch of nature and enhancing overall well-being.

Care Tips for a Healthy Olive Tree:

  • Light: Provide at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, ideally through a large south-facing window. Rotate the pot weekly for even light exposure. In low-light conditions, consider using a full-spectrum LED grow light for six to eight hours daily.
  • Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a room temperature between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Olive trees can tolerate dry air, but it's essential to keep them away from heat vents and radiators to prevent excessive dryness.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding complete drying. Water slowly and deeply when the top inch of soil is dry. Adjust watering frequency in winter when the tree is dormant.
  • Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced slow-release houseplant fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring to summer). Follow label instructions for the appropriate amount. Avoid fertilizing in the fall and during the winter dormancy period.

Olive Tree Well-Being Signals:

  • Yellowing Leaves: Insufficient sunlight is the primary cause of leaf loss in indoor olive trees. Ensure proper exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Winter Dormancy Watering:** A dry top layer of soil during winter indicates the need for watering, even when the tree is in its dormant phase.

Pet Friendliness:

Olive trees are non-toxic to pets.

Common Pests and Problems:

While Olive trees are relatively resistant to pests, watch for potential issues such as insufficient sunlight leading to leaf loss. Adjust care practices accordingly.


Will an indoor olive tree flower and set fruit?

Most likely not, as flowering and fruiting require temperature fluctuations and periods below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, conditions challenging to replicate indoors.

Why is my indoor olive tree dropping its leaves?

The main cause is insufficient sunlight. Ensure the tree receives the required amount of direct sunlight for optimal health.

Can an olive tree with frost damage recover?

Olive trees are sensitive to cold but can often recover from frost damage as their roots can regenerate, promoting new growth even if the above-ground part is affected.

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  • Lakewood Plant Company HQ: 15612 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
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At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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