It's time for the fiddle-leaf fig to move aside. A new tree is taking the world of decor by storm: the olive tree.
In nature, these trees can grow to be anywhere from 26 to 49 feet tall.1 However, what makes them such wonderful house plants is their versatility. You can give them a large pot and let them be a large statement piece, or you can use a small pot and plop them on a shelf for a simple touch of greenery.
When making the choice to bring one of these simple, yet elegant trees into your own home, be sure to take note of some important care points: 2
- Remember that these trees can grow to be quite large in nature. If keeping one indoors permanently, be sure to prune it regularly and/or purchase a dwarf variety (which only reach about 6 feet).
- Make sure you place your olive tree in a place where it will receive at least six hours of sunlight per day.
- Don't overwater your tree. Wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering.