Plant Care Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Also known as

Russian Olive, Russian Olive, Russian olive, Silver berry, Persian olive and Wild olive


Elaeagnus angustifolia

How to care for Elaeagnus Angustifolia


How often to water your Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Water needs for Elaeagnus Angustifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Elaeagnus Angustifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Russian Olive in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elaeagnus Angustifolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Elaeagnus Angustifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Elaeagnus Angustifolia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elaeagnus Angustifolia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Elaeagnus Angustifolia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Elaeagnus Angustifolia can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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