California Mountain Maple
About California Mountain Maple
California Mountain Maple is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
California Mountain Maple likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
California Mountain Maple belongs to the Acer genus, and is native to Western North America.
Also known as
Douglas' maple, New Mexico maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Sierra maple, dwarf maple, mountain maple and western mountain maple
How to care for California Mountain Maple
How often to water your California Mountain Maple
California Mountain Maple needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.
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
Check the growing potential in your area
A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.
Finding light for California Mountain Maple in your home
California Mountain Maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
California Mountain Maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize California Mountain Maple
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 California Mountain Maple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
California Mountain Maple is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
California Mountain Maple prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
California Mountain Maple requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
California Mountain Maple is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
California Mountain Maple grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
California Mountain Maple grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
California Mountain Maple can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of California Mountain Maple can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for California Mountain Maple
California Mountain Maple
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.