Plant Care Père David's maple

Père David's maple


Acer davidii

How to care for Père David's maple


How often to water your Père David's maple

Water needs for Père David's maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Père David's maple needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Père David's maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Père David's maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Père David's maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Père David's maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Père David's maple

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Père David's maple: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Père David's maple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Père David's maple

Père David's maple

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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