Plant Care Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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


Acer rubrum

How to care for Acer Rubrum


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

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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.

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum

Acer Rubrum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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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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