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messageOlive tree advice
Posted by loubelou 11 January, 2017 11:54

Hello,

I have an indoor olive tree (had it here years) and it was happy...now it's dropping leaves far more than it should / has done in the past.

Am I over watering it or under watering it?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks.

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by red devil 11 January, 2017 12:05

How often are you currently watering it?
Do you differentiate between how much water you give it in the summer and winter?...

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by loubelou 11 January, 2017 12:30

Hi - I've kept the soil moist, and not been watering as much as I do in the Summer. Or is that a mistake with the heating being on?

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by red devil 11 January, 2017 12:44

I would've thought originating from the Med it would prefer too dry rather than too wet, so if you've been keeping the soil moist try watering less and see if that helps. This guide says to let the soil dry out before watering again, so maybe try that. I definitely don't think you need to water it more as most plants lie dormant during the winter months...
[www.guide-to-houseplants.com]

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by loubelou 11 January, 2017 13:29

Thank you very much. Really appreciated.

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by Angelina 12 January, 2017 20:50

Maybe move it if it's too close to a radiator. Was it healthy last winter? Was it in the same spot? Is it too close to a window and might be getting cold?

I have two orchids and one is happy by the window and the other isn't, so sits on the table quite happily.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2017:01:12:20:52:04 by Angelina.

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by rahrahrah 13 January, 2017 12:57

I had similar problem. Found that regularly feeding it with some liquid fertiliser helped it revive.

messageRe: Olive tree advice
Posted by rahrahrah 13 January, 2017 15:31

Oh and some pretty hardcore pruning in the spring in order to encourage new growth.


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