Plant Care European Olive

European Olive

4.3 out of 5 (13 experiences)

European Olive has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
European Olive has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Olive Tree, Olive Tree, Lady's Oil, Olive Oil Plant and Sweet Oil Plant


Olea europaea

How to care for European Olive


How often to water your European Olive

Water needs for European Olive
0.5 cups
every 9

European Olive 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 European Olive

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Olive Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Olive: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

European Olive may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize European Olive

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Olive: 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 European Olive after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for European Olive

European Olive

European Olive

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

European Olive has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
European Olive has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
European Olive has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Brittany avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 406 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta

They are a little sensitive - I left it outside one night in may and it lost all its leaves in shock - but it did recover and now looks great!

Survivor Survivor
Darrell avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 145 XP
globe Wadsworth, Ohio

Love the look. Had it 1 day.

Fast grower Fast grower

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