Plant Care Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Elaeagnus
Elaeagnaceae
Rosales

How to care for Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Water

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 located in Tampa, Florida.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

51% Low

Growing Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 25.2% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 25.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

February 4th, 2023

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tampa, Florida ⛅.

Elaeagnus Angustifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Nutrient needs for plant Elaeagnus Angustifolia in Tampa, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 3rd, 2023

The growing potential in Tampa is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot p…

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


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Care Summary for Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia

Elaeagnus Angustifolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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