Plant Care American Sycamore

American Sycamore

Also known as

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


Platanus occidentalis

How to care for American Sycamore


How often to water your American Sycamore

Water needs for American Sycamore
0.5 cups
every 9

American Sycamore needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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 American Sycamore

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.

Plant care guide for American Sycamore in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

56% Medium

Finding light for American Sycamore in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Sycamore: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Sycamore love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Sycamore does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize American Sycamore

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

Difficulty Level

American Sycamore 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 American Sycamore

American Sycamore

American Sycamore

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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