4.8 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Aztec Marigold, American Marigold, Big Marigold, Marigold and 'American Marigold'
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 love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
African Marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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.
What other plant parents say
There pretty easy to take care of and if you over/under water them it’s not too hard to nurse them back to health. They also are not too high maintenance and for the small bit of work you end up doing for the plant (watering, placing in sunlight, etc.) it’s super rewarding. They’re also just really pretty flowers