I’m Olivia, the European Olive Tree. Since ancient times I’ve been a symbol of peace. My oblong leaves have a silvery sheen that help protect me from the harsh direct sun, and my trunk naturally twists when older. Just like my sunny habitat, I like full sun and tolerate warm locations. Keep me in temperatures above 50˚F all year, and away from heaters and air conditioners.
To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 20 minutes. Do this about once every 7-10 days, and let me dry out a little between waterings. When it’s very hot, check my pot, as you may need to water me more frequently.
Symbolism: The olive branch is the symbol for peace. The practice of 'offering an olive branch' as a symbol of peace has been around since ancient roman times. Winners at the ancient Greek Olympics were crowned with an Olive wreath, it's the sacred tree of Goddess Athena and it was an olive branch that Noah's Dove carried in its mouth signifying the salvation of life on earth.
Pot Sizes S: 4"W x 3"H M: 5"W x 3.5"HL: 6"W x 4"H *as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations