Plant Care Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum

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Acer Rubrum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Acer Rubrum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Drummond's Maple, Drummond's Maple, Red maple, Swamp, Water and Soft maple

Taxonomy

Acer rubrum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Acer Rubrum

💦 Water

How often to water your Acer Rubrum

Water needs for Acer Rubrum
0.5 cups
every 9

Acer Rubrum 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 Acer Rubrum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Drummond's Maple in your home

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

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

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

Acer Rubrum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Acer Rubrum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Drummond's Maple →

Common Drummond's Maple Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Acer Rubrum 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.

Drummond's Maple Water Frequency →

Drummond's Maple Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Acer Rubrum 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 🏡.

Drummond's Maple Light Requirements →

Drummond's Maple Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Acer Rubrum is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Acer Rubrum 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 Drummond's Maple →

When and How to Successfully Repot Drummond's Maple →


💩 Fertilizer

Acer Rubrum 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

Acer Rubrum will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Drummond's Maple →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Acer Rubrum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Drummond's Maple Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 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 Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum


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.

What other plant parents say

Acer Rubrum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Acer Rubrum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Acer Rubrum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Acer Rubrum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Acer Rubrum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Acer Rubrum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Acer Rubrum has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 123 XP
08/02/2021

well i bought a daisy at my local supermarket for 76p thinking they would grow easily alas they needed vegetables and carbohydrates and whipped cream with chocolate- very disappointed

they are pet friendly . very

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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