Plant Care Silverleaf Maple

Silverleaf Maple

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 Silverleaf Maple

💦 Water

How often to water your Silverleaf Maple

Water needs for Silverleaf Maple
0.5 cups
every 9

Silverleaf 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 Silverleaf Maple

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Maple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silverleaf Maple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Silverleaf Maple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Silverleaf Maple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Silverleaf Maple

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Silver Maple →

Common Silver Maple Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Silverleaf Maple prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Maple Water Frequency →

Silver Maple Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silverleaf Maple requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Maple Light Requirements →

Silver Maple Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Silver Maple Toxicity to Cats →

Silver Maple Toxicity to Dogs →

Silver Maple Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Silverleaf Maple is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Silver Maple →

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Maple →


💩 Fertilizer

Silverleaf Maple grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Silver Maple →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Silverleaf Maple grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Silver Maple →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Silverleaf Maple can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silver Maple Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Silverleaf Maple can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Silver Maple →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Silverleaf Maple

Silverleaf Maple

Silverleaf 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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