Olive Tree Leaves Falling Off
Plant: Olive tree
How long have you had the plant? Less than 1 month
Leaves have fallen off all but one branch. Think I may have overwatered.
Light Situation: normally close to the window getting about 2 hours of direct sun
How do you determine WHEN to water: I wait for the soil to become completely dry.
Describe HOW you water: I pour a small amount of water.
What fertilizer do you use? I have never used fertilizer.
While I’ve never grown an olive tree myself, here’s what I found from a few sources:
So it appears that these plants do best outdoors with at least 6 hours of direct sun (not through a window). Indoors, they may still grow in your sunniest window but will likely become (and remain) sparse.
Remember, LIGHT dictates the growth potential; watering, fertilizing, and soil maintenance only realize that potential.
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