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 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with only 59 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.


Acer rubrum

Also known as

Red maple, Swamp, Water and Soft maple

How to care for Drummond's Maple


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Drummond's Maple

Drummond's Maple

Drummond's Maple

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

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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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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