Plant Care Black Olive Tree

Black Olive Tree

Also known as

Gregorywood tree


Terminalia buceras

How to care for Black Olive Tree


How often to water your Black Olive Tree

Water needs for Black Olive Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Black 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.

Calculate water needs of Black Olive Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Black Olive Tree in your home

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

Black Olive Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Olive Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Olive Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Olive Tree

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Black Olive Tree

Black Olive Tree

Black Olive Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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