Plant Care Acer Palmatum

Acer Palmatum

4.7 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Acer Palmatum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Acer Palmatum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Japanese Maple, Japanese Maple, Palmate Maple and Smooth Japanese Maple

Taxonomy

Acer palmatum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Acer Palmatum

Water

How often to water your Acer Palmatum

Water needs for Acer Palmatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Acer Palmatum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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

Calculate water needs of Acer Palmatum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Acer Palmatum in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Acer Palmatum in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Acer Palmatum in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 5th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Acer Palmatum in San Jose, California

Sunlight will decrease by 29.1% ☀️

October 4th, 2022

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 29.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.3 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Finding light for Japanese Maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acer Palmatum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Acer Palmatum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Acer Palmatum thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Acer Palmatum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Acer Palmatum: 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 Acer Palmatum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Acer Palmatum

Nutrient needs for plant Acer Palmatum in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

September 30th, 2022

The growing potential in San Jose is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Acer Palmatum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
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Propagation

Care Summary for Acer Palmatum

Acer Palmatum

Acer Palmatum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Acer Palmatum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Acer Palmatum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Acer Palmatum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Acer Palmatum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Acer Palmatum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Acer Palmatum has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Acer Palmatum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Skelebum avatar
@Skelebum
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 222 XP
08/20/2021

Top tier plant, not very fussy, it’s been 4 years and she’s grown a lot! Recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Maddie avatar
@Maddie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 139 XP
globe Arlington, TX
06/04/2021

A baby Japanese maple needs a lot more water than you think

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jasive avatar
@Jasive
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 891 XP
globe Houston, TX
06/02/2021

It’s beautiful.

Survivor Survivor

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