Pat Baxter
Pat Baxter
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  • Miami, FL
Asked on Jun 21, 2019

Can Japanese red maple trees be gown indoors?

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3 answers
  • If you're planning to keep them small, you can. Here's an article:

  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Yes you can, it is usually trained as a bonsai. Since they are not considered as a tropical tree, they need an ample amount of sunlight indoors for the leaves to have photosynthesis. The tree has leaves from spring to fall, when they drop the tree has to experience dormancy, so it needs to be moved to a cold place where there is no heat, temps need to be between approximately 15-40 degrees farenheit for at least 1 and 1/2-2 months.

    Growing this type of tree indoors could make it more susceptible to insects like aphids, scale, and whiteflies, to name a few.

  • DesertRose
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Yes, you can grow them indoors but you may have to keep it trimmed if your room is not like 2 stories high.

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