Plant Care Wild Olive

Wild Olive

Also known as

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


Elaeagnus angustifolia

How to care for Wild Olive


How often to water your Wild Olive

Water needs for Wild Olive
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Wild Olive

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Wild Olive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

22% Very Low

Growing Wild Olive in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Wild Olive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Wild Olive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 57.5% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 57.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.6 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Wild Olive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 5.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Russian Olive in your home

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

Wild 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Wild Olive does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Wild Olive

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

Difficulty Level

Wild 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Wild Olive

Wild Olive

Wild Olive

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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