Plant Care green olive tree

green olive tree

Also known as

green olive tree and mock privet


Phillyrea latifolia

How to care for green olive tree


How often to water your green olive tree

Water needs for green olive tree
0.5 cups
every 9

green olive tree 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for green olive tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant green olive tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

green olive tree 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 green olive tree

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for green olive tree

green olive tree

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.

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