My olive tree is having a breakdown

Discussion in 'Houseplants' started by Caroline Hanquez, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Caroline Hanquez

    Caroline Hanquez New Seed

    Jan 7, 2017
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    Hello everyone,

    Any expert in olive trees?

    I bought an Olea Europaea 6 months ago. I first placed it on my balcony but brought it inside as it got completely dry and sad. I thought it was over watered as it rained a lot in London this summer. I let the soil dry to avoid rotting and started watering it by putting it in a pool of water in the bath and letting it suck up the water. Some green branches appeared but I can see it is struggling. I still don't know what's the right thing for it. I read an olive tree need some rest and no water during the winter.

    Should I keep bathing it every two weeks? Should I cut the dead branches?

    I have attached a picture so you can see what it looks like.

    Many thanks


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  2. Coppice

    Coppice In Flower

    Dec 20, 2010
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    SE-OH USAian
    Test moisture with a wooden chop stick. If it comes out damp do not water. If it is dry to touch water liberally, in sink or tub,

    Watering tender trees to schedule does not work.

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