Plant Care Sugar maple
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Sugar maple

Also known as

Rock maple

Taxonomy

Acer saccharum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Sugar maple

Water

How often to water your Sugar maple

Water needs for Sugar maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Sugar 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 Sugar maple

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.

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Finding light for Sugar maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sugar maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sugar maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sugar maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sugar maple

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

Care Summary for Sugar maple

Sugar maple

Sugar 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.

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