Plant Care Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Also known as

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


Elaeagnus angustifolia

How to care for Russian Olive


How often to water your Russian Olive

Water needs for Russian Olive
0.5 cups
every 9

Russian Olive needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

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 Russian Olive

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Russian Olive in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

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Finding light for Russian Olive in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Russian Olive: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Russian Olive 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 Arcadia, California ⛅.

Russian Olive does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Russian Olive

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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