Black Olive Tree 'Shady Lady'
2022's most sought-after houseplant — the Shady Lady Black Olive Tree. This houseplant gained its popularity last year when it was spotted in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new residence. Today, it is sought-after & loved by top interior designers & celebrities. Despite what the name implies, this tree does not produce black olive fruit. The Shady Lady Black Olive Tree is a statement piece and is considered the best indoor tree to grow in a pot.
Light: Indirect light, but can tolerate some morning or evening sun. This plant thrives in bright indirect light, or partial sunny areas. These plants will not do well in indoor areas that are not well lit. We recommend a bright area indoors or a shaded spot outdoors for best results.
Water: Water every 3-5 days, or when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. May be more often in the warmer months, up to every other day in the warmest conditions. We prefer to let these trees dry out slightly, and then water thoroughly. Do not allow the tree to dry out completely, as it will shock the plant and cause defoliation
Origin: The tropics of Central America and the Caribbean.
Height: Our current stock of these plants are roughly 7-8 feet (14 inch pot), and about 8-9 feet (17 inch pot).
This item ships in a plastic grow pot, decorative pot not included.
Every plant is unique! This photo represents the average size and shape of our current stock, some may be slightly taller, shorter, wider or thinner than the plant pictured.
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On the rare occasion that your plant is damaged in transit, we usually only need a photo of your delivery to help out.
All of our plants will be hand packed by one of our experienced team members. Everyone at PRINTWOOD owns and collects plants, and is familiar with the best practices to ensure they arrive safely to you. We try to use sustainable packaging materials and encourage recycling for any materials you do not keep from your package.
LOCAL PICKUP & DELIVERY
We offer local pickup & delivery to the greater San Diego, CA area. To be eligible for local delivery, you need to have over $50 in your cart. We offer free local delivery for all orders over $150. Local pickup is free for all San Diego residents.
Each plant will come with its own personalized care card, which will have instructions and some recommendations on how to best keep your plants in the condition they arrived.
Cleaning Leaves: Be sure to remove any build up of dust or household debris. We recommend checking the leaves at least once a month.
Fertilizer: Most houseplants can be fed with organic fertilizer during the active growing months of spring and summer for an extra boost. Liquid or slow release fertilizer are best for indoor plants. Watch for browning leaf tips as a sign of over-fertilizing.
Repotting: Most plants won't mind being a little root bound, and some actually prefer it. Always use fresh soil when repotting your plants. Fast growing plants in smaller pots will need repotting every 12 months, and slow growing plants or larger specimens won't require a bigger pot more than every 18-24 months.
Always do research on questions specific to your plants, or reach out to us with any questions. This information is here to help get you started!