Olive (Olea europaea)

$139.00 AUD

The Olive tree, scientifically known as Olea europaea, is an iconic Mediterranean plant cherished for its silvery-green foliage and edible fruit. Native to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean Basin, this evergreen tree is not only valued for its olives but also for its ornamental appeal. Olive trees can be grown both outdoors in warm climates and indoors as container plants in cooler regions.

    About Olive (Olea europaea)

    Care Instructions

    Light Requirements:

    Olive trees thrive in full sun and need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. They are best suited for a south-facing window if grown indoors. Adequate sunlight is crucial for the tree to produce fruit.

    Water Requirements:

    Water the tree deeply but infrequently. Allow the top i3cm of soil to dry out between waterings. Olive trees are drought-tolerant once established, but young trees need regular watering until they are established.

    Soil Requirements:

    Use a well-draining potting mix. A sandy, loamy soil works best for olive trees. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot, especially when grown in containers.

    Humidity:

    Olive trees prefer dry to moderate humidity levels. They are well-suited to indoor environments with low humidity.

    Pro Tip

    Olive trees benefit from regular pruning to maintain their shape and encourage healthy growth. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.