Why are the leaves falling off my indoor olive tree? Watering Issues When the olive tree leaves fall off all of a sudden, it means that the soil is either too dry or too wet for its comfort. The leaves will turn yellow and fail if there's too much water.
On the other hand, the leaves will dry, become brown, and drop due to a lack of moisture in the soil. Dec 14, Olive trees with dry, falling leaves may be suffering from water issues or a disease. Olives are not prone to many diseases, but there are a few that can cause defoliation and drying leaves. Water. Apr 01, Make sure your not over watering it, olive trees like to be on the dry side, if you think it needs watering leave it another week (and dont soak it).
Remember, Olives are mediteranean plants, they like plenty of sunlight. They ususaly drop some/most of their leaves this time of year. You should start seeng new growth around March time. So if olive tree losing leaves it can be many reasons why it is happening: The natural cycle of tree life. Leaves are dropping in winter naturally as part of the olive tree grow cycle.
so don't stress about it if few leaves are dropping and new leaves are showing up. Jan 03, Olive tree leaves curling. Fri Dec 19, pm. Yes, it's me, again, with my olive tree, again. I moved my olive tree inside because I live in Cetran Europe and freezing winters are not good to plants like that. My olive tree started to show signs of distress - half of the leaves curled inwards, a few started to fall off - some turned.