Plant Care Acer Saccharinum

Acer Saccharinum

Also known as

Silver Maple, Silver Maple, Creek maple, Silverleaf maple, Soft maple, Large maple, Water maple, Swamp maple and White maple

Taxonomy

Acer saccharinum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Acer Saccharinum

Water

How often to water your Acer Saccharinum

Water needs for Acer Saccharinum
0.5 cups
every 9

Acer Saccharinum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Saccharinum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Acer Saccharinum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Acer Saccharinum in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Acer Saccharinum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…

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Light needs for plant Acer Saccharinum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 29.6% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 29.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Acer Saccharinum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 4th, 2022

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Silver Maple in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Acer Saccharinum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Acer Saccharinum

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Acer Saccharinum

Acer Saccharinum

Acer Saccharinum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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