Plant Care mountain maple

mountain maple

Also known as

mountain maple, dwarf maple, moose maple and white maple

Taxonomy

Acer spicatum
Acer
Sapindaceae
Sapindales

How to care for mountain maple

Water

How often to water your mountain maple

Water needs for mountain maple
0.5 cups
every 9

mountain 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 mountain maple in your home

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

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

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

mountain maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize mountain maple

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

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Care Summary for mountain maple

mountain 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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