Plant Care Norway Maple

Norway Maple

About Norway Maple

Norway Maple is a relatively 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.

Norway 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.

Norway Maple belongs to the Acer genus, and is native to Northeastern Europe.

Taxonomy

Acer platanoides
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Norway Maple

💦 Water

How often to water your Norway Maple

Water needs for Norway Maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Norway 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.

Calculate water needs of Norway Maple

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Norway Maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Norway Maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Norway Maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Norway Maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Norway Maple in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Norway Maple

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Norway Maple →

Common Norway Maple Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Norway 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.

Norway Maple Water Frequency →

Norway Maple Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Norway 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 🏡.

Norway Maple Light Requirements →

Norway Maple Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Norway 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.

Best Soil Mix for Norway Maple →

When and How to Successfully Repot Norway Maple →


💩 Fertilizer

Norway 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Norway Maple grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Norway Maple →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Norway Maple can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Norway Maple Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Norway Maple can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Norway Maple →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Norway 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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