4.8 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Aztec Marigold, American Marigold, Big Marigold and 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 located in Austin, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 1st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
November 30th, 2022
Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 20.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 1st, 2022
This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayligh…
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 🚫.
Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
November 28th, 2022
The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …
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