Plant Care Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Elaeagnus
Elaeagnaceae
Rosales

How to care for Russian Olive

Water

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
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 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 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Russian Olive

Russian Olive

Russian Olive


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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