Plant Care Platanus Occidentalis

Platanus Occidentalis

Also known as

American Sycamore, American Sycamore, American planetree, Western plane, Occidental plane, Buttonwood and Water beech


Platanus occidentalis

How to care for Platanus Occidentalis


How often to water your Platanus Occidentalis

Water needs for Platanus Occidentalis
0.5 cups
every 9

Platanus Occidentalis 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 Platanus Occidentalis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Sycamore in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Platanus Occidentalis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Platanus Occidentalis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Platanus Occidentalis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Platanus Occidentalis

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

Difficulty Level

Platanus Occidentalis can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Platanus Occidentalis

Platanus Occidentalis

Platanus Occidentalis

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.

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