A specific indoor olive tree watering plan is different than if your tree was outside or on a covered balcony. The amount of water it needs depends on where it is located. It is advised that you do not set your indoor olive tree in direct hot sun but give it filtered sun near the west or south sunlight. Newly started or re-potted indoor olive trees require the following special care:
- Let it dry out - Allow the top inch of the pot to dry out in between watering. When it is dry, that is the best time to give it a good deep drink of water.
- Do not over water - Let it dry out in between watering days. It is drought resistant and will be fine if you miss a week or two.
- Use a spray bottle - Mist the leaves to keep them hydrated to mimic their love of coastal climates.
- Sogginess - Do not let the soil on the bottom get too soggy or waterlogged from a pot dish.