- A native of the United States, Florida Flame red maple will look do best if grown in USDA zones 6 to 10. The tree will grow in a bright, sunny location or in a partially shaded one.
- Grow Florida Flame in a well draining, slightly acidic soil. Avoid growing the tree in alkaline soils, which may cause the tree to develop chlorosis, a nutrition deficiency which causes yellow leaves.
- Florida Flame red maple thrives in moist, even wet conditions, however too much water may lead to fungal water molds such as root or basal rot. Reduce watering if the tree shows symptoms of rot such as stunted growth, discolored bark or rotten roots.