Olive Bonsai, Olive Tree
☘ Origin: First domesticated in the Eastern Mediterranean between 8,000 and 6,000 years ago, mainly in the Levant area that today includes Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
☘ Family: Oleaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Olea europaea
☘ Common Name: Olive
Symbolism: Olive Tree symbolism means Peace, Wisdom, Fertility, Prosperity, Immortality, and Success. As well, the Olive Tree linked with blessing, renaissance and the light. It is one of the most well-known and often used symbols globally.
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Your Olive Tree needs a place with full sun which also helps to reduce the size of the leaves. If kept in a warm room in the house in winter with no direct sunlight the Olive will suffer from lack of light and dry air what makes it very susceptible to scale and dropping leaves.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water your Olive thoroughly whenever the soil gets dry but avoid constant wetness. To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Average room humidity of around 40 percent is fine for Olive Trees. They can easily tolerate dry air, and, in fact, misting is not advised specifically because Olive Trees prefer drier air.
Average temperature of (15-20°C). The absolute maximum temperature can reach (40°C) without causing damage, but the minimum should not fall below (-7°C). It can withstand temperatures slightly below (0°C) but must be protected from stronger frost.
Feed with a solid organic fertilizer every four weeks or use a liquid fertilizer every week during the growing season.
Liquid Bonsai fertilizer is ideally suited for ready-made Olive Bonsai Tree.
As soon as temperatures drop to (-3°C), young Olive tree branches and leaves begin to experience damage. Once temperatures drop down to (-7°C), your entire Olive tree is threatened. Although some claim that Olive trees can survive even colder temperatures, it’s best to protect Olive trees when temperatures dip below freezing. Take steps to protect ground-planted Olive trees with fleece and bring potted Olive trees and Olive Bonsai Indoors.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).