Plant Care Desert Marigold

Desert Marigold


Baileya multiradiata

How to care for Desert Marigold


How often to water your Desert Marigold

Water needs for Desert Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

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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Plant care guide for Desert Marigold in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Finding light for Desert Marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Marigold: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Marigold

Desert Marigold

Greg recommends:


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.

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