Plant Care African Marigold

African Marigold

4.7 out of 5 (12 experiences)

African Marigold has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
African Marigold has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Aztec Marigold, American Marigold, Big Marigold and marigold

Taxonomy

Tagetes erecta
Tagetes
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

African Marigold has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
African Marigold has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
African Marigold has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
African Marigold has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
African Marigold has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
African Marigold has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
African Marigold has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Pedroza63 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant African Marigold named Marigold by Pedroza63 on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

flower because planting them by their other outdoor greens helps keep some of those pesky pests and critters away!

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@Sunrose365
Martinsburg, WV
Rating of the plant African Marigold named Marigolds by Sunrose365 on Greg, the plant care app
06/10/2021

After planting they pretty much took care of them selves while germinating. Just a little sun, love, and water!

Hannahturtle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant African Marigold named Mary by Hannahturtle on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

So cute when sprouting! Easiest to start them in an egg carton.

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Providencia, Santiago
Rating of the plant African Marigold named anya by Renataruizpozo on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

they need a lot of direct sunlight <3

How to care for African Marigold

Water

How often to water your African Marigold

Water needs for African Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

African Marigold 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 African Marigold

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for African Marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Marigold: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African Marigold may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of African Marigold in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Marigold

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

Care Summary for African Marigold

African Marigold

African Marigold


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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