Plant Care Drummond's Maple

Drummond's Maple

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Drummond's Maple has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Drummond's Maple has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Drummond's Maple

Drummond's Maple is a popular 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 122 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Drummond's 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.

Drummond's Maple belongs to the Acer genus, and is native to Newfoundland to Florida, west to Minnesotam Oklahomam and Texas.

⚠️ Drummond's Maple 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.

Taxonomy

Acer rubrum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Red maple, Swamp, Water and Soft maple

How to care for Drummond's Maple

💦 Water

How often to water your Drummond's Maple

Water needs for Drummond's Maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Drummond's 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 Drummond's Maple

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 Drummond's Maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Drummond's Maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Drummond's Maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Drummond's Maple

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Drummond's Maple 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

Drummond's 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.

Drummond's Maple Water Frequency →

Drummond's Maple Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Drummond's 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 🏡.

Drummond's Maple Light Requirements →

Drummond's Maple Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Drummond's Maple 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

Drummond's 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 Drummond's Maple →

When and How to Successfully Repot Drummond's Maple →


💩 Fertilizer

Drummond's 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

Drummond's Maple 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
Drummond's Maple 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 Drummond's Maple

Drummond's Maple

Drummond's 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.

What other plant parents say

Drummond's Maple has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Drummond's Maple has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Drummond's Maple has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Drummond's Maple has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Drummond's Maple has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Drummond's Maple has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Drummond's Maple 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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