NOTE: The terms ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple and Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ are identical in this text; in reality, Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ is ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple’s biological word.
Red Japanese maples are the most popular and common of the three leaf types. The compact, slow-growing Red Dragon is ideal for small yards, near a patio, or a rock garden and was bred in New Zealand. It’s a good time to start planting in the fall because it’s naturally self-seeded. It is well suited to being grown in a container.
Why does my Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ roots have rot?
Root rot on your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’) can be fatal if not treated with care. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you follow our guide to keep your plant alive if the symptoms occur: Root soft and blackened.
Why does my ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.
The answer is obvious once you recognize the cause of the problem. Most frequently, it results from the Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ being overwatered. We strongly advise you to remove the damaged plant parts, cut off the diseased roots and leaves, and then repot your plant in a new container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple have leaf spots?
This type of disease is one of the most frustrating for ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple owners, we give you all the leads to spot and save your plants that present symptoms such as leaves that suddenly change color, or wilt/droop.
Why are my ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
Reduce your watering frequency when you fear your plants are being overwatered, and follow these steps to determine whether they may be lacking in nutrients:
Each deficiency produces a different yellowing on the Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ in question, here’s how to spot them:
- The first symptom of a magnesium deficiency is yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves. The leaf’s core turns yellow while the veins stay green. The edges of the leaf yellow last.
- Another indicator of iron deficiency is yellowing between leaf veins, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are first affected.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Insufficient potassium causes the leaf edges to turn brilliant yellow while the interior of the leaf stays green. Older leaves show the symptoms initially, and the leaf edges quickly darken.
- A lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.
You only need to respond to the signs mentioned above. A gardening store expert will be able to provide you advice on how to purchase a specific soil to treat a potassium or nitrogen deficiency. Additionally, you can reduce how often you water your plants.
Is my ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple sunburned?
You can easily tell if your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple (your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’) has a sunburn. In this case, your plant will change color, starting to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
The leaves of your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.
However, there is a way to tell if it is sunburn; look at the bottom of the yellow leaves, the ones that have a shaded area closer to the root, if this area stays greener, it is probably sunburned, not something else.
Why are my ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple leaves turning brown?
The classic sign that a plant has been overexposed to direct sunlight and sunburned is the development of browning leaves. Rest assured that while this may probably save your plant from dying, it will adversely affect its growth.
Should I leave my Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ in direct sunlight?
No! Don’t leave your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ (or ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.
As explained in the paragraph above, the solution is simple, just place your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple in a place where the light does not reach it directly, in this way and with a correct watering, your plant should resume its life rather quickly.
Why are my Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ leaves drooping or wilting ?
When you become dehydrated, this usually happens. Large plants are more vulnerable since they need more water on a regular basis than smaller plants.
You may quickly determine if your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ plant needs water by under-weighing its pot; if it seems light, the soil and roots are probably fairly dry and require water.
If the soil in the container is completely dry, you must first moisten it to guarantee that your plant’s roots absorb the benefits of the water. One common mistake is to drown the ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple right away after a dry time because you think it needs a lot of water.
This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’
Your plant needs water to survive, but it’s crucial to balance the amount and timing of watering. As we previously mentioned, overwatering could be catastrophic for your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’.
Touching the soil will let you know whether your plant needs water or not; if it still feels damp, it’s generally best to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Acer palmatumvar.dissectum’Red Dragon’ near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple Dust-Free
This one concerns indoor plants, just like on your furniture, dust is also deposited on the leaves of your indoor plants, the problem is that it can prevent them from receiving the necessary light, this would slow down (or even stop) the photosynthesis process, and eventually, they would lose their colors.
This would also make the pests happy, a real descent into hell for your ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese maple.
To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)
Keep drainage in mind
If you have a tendency to overwater, you should be mindful of your drainage, and if they don’t already have them, we suggest selecting a saucer and a pot with drainage holes.
In the meantime, if you don’t have holes in your pots, you can add volcanic rocks (or any rocks with holes) at the bottom of your pot, this way it will create a channel so that the water doesn’t stay in your skin too much (to avoid that roots start to rot!)