How to care for Desert Marigold
How often to water your Desert Marigold
Desert 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 Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.
Finding light for Desert Marigold in your home
Desert Marigold may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
How to fertilize Desert Marigold
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 Desert Marigold after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Desert Marigold prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Desert Marigold may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Desert Marigold grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
Care Summary for Desert Marigold
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.