Plant Care Aztec Marigold

Aztec Marigold

4.8 out of 5 (24 experiences)

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

Also known as

African Marigold, African Marigold, American Marigold, Big Marigold, Marigold and 'American Marigold'


Tagetes erecta

How to care for Aztec Marigold


How often to water your Aztec Marigold

Water needs for Aztec Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

Aztec 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 Aztec Marigold

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for African Marigold in your home

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

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

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

Aztec Marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Aztec Marigold

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Aztec Marigold

Aztec Marigold

Aztec Marigold

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

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

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Caitlyn avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 216 XP
globe Albany, OR

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@LoganBurningBush avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,396 XP
globe Talking Rock, GA

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
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 194 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA

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
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Tucson, AZ

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
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 268 XP
globe Providencia, Región Metropolitana

they need a lot of direct sunlight <3

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

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
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 108 XP

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
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 220 XP

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

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