Plant Care Downy japanese maple

Downy japanese maple

Also known as

Fullmoon maple, Amur maple and Downy japanese-maple

Taxonomy

Acer japonicum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Downy japanese maple

Water

How often to water your Downy japanese maple

Water needs for Downy japanese maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy japanese 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Downy japanese maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Downy japanese maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Downy japanese maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Downy japanese maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Downy japanese maple in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Downy japanese maple

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Downy japanese 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 Downy japanese maple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Downy japanese maple is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Downy japanese maple

Downy japanese maple


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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