Plant Care American Marigold

American Marigold

4.8 out of 5 (24 experiences)

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

Also known as

African Marigold, African Marigold, Aztec Marigold, Big Marigold and Marigold

Taxonomy

Tagetes erecta
Tagetes
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for American Marigold

Water

How often to water your American Marigold

Water needs for American Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

American 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 American Marigold

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for African Marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Marigold: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Marigold love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

American Marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize American Marigold

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

American Marigold can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for American Marigold

American Marigold

American Marigold


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

American Marigold has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
American Marigold has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
American Marigold has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
American Marigold has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
American Marigold has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
American Marigold has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
American Marigold has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Jackiesgarden avatar
@Jackiesgarden
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 100 XP
03/01/2022

Really easy to take care of and helps with pest’s 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Caitlyn avatar
@Caitlyn
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 216 XP
globe Albany, OR
09/06/2021

It looks beautiful in the backyard and I only planted it a month ago

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Loganburningbush avatar
@Loganburningbush
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,396 XP
globe Talking Rock, GA
08/16/2021

I started mine from seed. I planted a whole bunch but only one sprouted and it was after quite some time, I had given up on them. But I saw a tiny little plant in the dirt one day and decided to nurture it. It’s beautiful, and keeps pests away from my vegetables. So I’m happy to have it!

Meghan avatar
@Meghan
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 194 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA
08/15/2021

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Liam avatar
@Liam
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Tucson, AZ
08/07/2021

This plant is a very nice plant for everyone, this plant is friendly to animals and humans, just don’t eat the plant. It has very pretty flowers that look fake. I recommend to get this plant from seeds.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Renataruizpozo avatar
@Renataruizpozo
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 258 XP
globe Providencia, Región Metropolitana
06/12/2021

they need a lot of direct sunlight <3

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Sunrose365 avatar
@Sunrose365
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 80 XP
globe Martinsburg, WV
06/10/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Pedroza63 avatar
@Pedroza63
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 108 XP
05/28/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hannahturtle avatar
@Hannahturtle
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 220 XP
05/16/2021

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

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