4.7 out of 5 (12 experiences)
Also known as
Aztec Marigold, American Marigold, Big Marigold and marigold
What other plant parents say
flower because planting them by their other outdoor greens helps keep some of those pesky pests and critters away!
After planting they pretty much took care of them selves while germinating. Just a little sun, love, and water!
So cute when sprouting! Easiest to start them in an egg carton.
they need a lot of direct sunlight <3
How to care for African Marigold
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.
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.
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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.