Am I overwatering or underwatering my potted Japanese Maples?

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  1. SLR2009

    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Some leaves are falling off 5 of my potted Japanese Maples. The temperature has been in the 60's every day and I've been watering them 1-2 times a week when the potting mix feels dry. Does it sound like I'm watering them too much or not enough? Thanks
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi @SLR2009, IMO you are watering too much. At those temperatures once a week is enough. Maples need to dry out inbetween waterings.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    60F is about 15°C. Of course it depends on the size of the pots and whether the rootball fills in the pot, but watering them twice a day is way too often.
     

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