African Marigold (Yellow) - Plant

Marigold has gained popularity amongst gardeners and flower dealers on account of its easy culture and wide adaptability.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive flowering plants.
  • Low maintenance and fragrant flower plant.
  • Perfect plant for edge or flower bed or pot culture purpose.
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1African Marigold (Yellow) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About African Marigold

African marigold botanically known as Tagetes erecta with upright growth habit with medium texture. In India marigold is one of the most commonly grown flowers and used extensively on religious and social functions in different forms. Flowers are sold in the market as loose or as garlands.

Indian cultures used as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics. The petals added to dishes as a garnish. They can be easily cultivated, are widely adaptable to varying soils and climatic conditions and have a good flowering duration.

This bushy plant with around 20 to 30 species have a long flowering period and the colors range from orange, yellow, gold, cream to apricot. They are very much used in making garlands. Make excellent beds and pot decorations.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name African Marigold (Yellow), Zendu, Marigold, Genda, Zandu,
Maximum Reachable Height up to 60 to 90 centimeter
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Oct-Feb
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Light Requirement

  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    African Marigold care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 25 to 30 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    African Marigold special feature

    Due to its dwarf height and colorful flower marigold is especially useful for decoration and included in landscape plans.Flowers are single to fully double and large sized with globular heads. Flower varies from lemon yellow to yellow, golden yellow or orange

    African Marigold uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is used as the edge plant or bed plant or in pot culture

    Medicinal Use:

    • One of the health benefits of marigolds is that it is used in the treatment of minor burns when used in the form of ointments or a tincture
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

    Culinary Use:

    • The bright petals of signet marigolds add colour and a spicy tang to salads and other summer dishes
    • The flower petals are sometimes cooked with rice to impart the colour (but unfortunately not the flavour) of saffron

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are marigold perennials?

    It depends on the variety of the marigold, but most of the hybridized varieties of Marigold are perennials.

    How to grow marigold plant from flowers?

    Collect the dead seed heads from the marigold plants by cutting them from the plant with pruning shears or scissors. dry them up to 10 days. Separate the petals from flowers, Fill a propagation tray with a good quality potting soil. Moisten the soil completely and allow the tray to drain. Spread the petals evenly in the propagation tray and add a thin layer of the soil on it. Cover the tray with a clear lid or clear plastic film. Set the tray in a warm place that receives bright light. Remove the tray lid or plastic film after most of the seeds have germinated.

    What is marigold plant good for?

    Marigold is one of the popular flowering plants used for worship purposes. Apart from beauty, they are also known for their insect repellent and medicinal properties.

    How to grow marigold plant?

    SUnlight Keep the plant outdoor in bright light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when the top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    When plant marigold seeds?

    You can plant marigold seeds in Jan-Feb. or in mid-September.

    Do marigold repel mosquitoes?

    Yes according to the study published by NYBG, Marigold repels mosquitoes.

    Do marigold plants keep mosquitoes away?

    Yes, Marigold keeps mosquitoes away.

    Is marigold plant perennial?

    It depends on the variety of the marigold, but most of the hybridized varieties of Marigold are perennials.

    Do marigold plants grow every year?

    No, they don't grow every year But they may come back the following year due to self-seeding

    Is marigold a shrub?

    Yes Marigold is a shrub

    How many marigold plants per acre?

    Up to 15000 plants per acre

    Where to plant marigold?

    You can plant marigold outdoor where morning bright light (3-4 hrs.) is available.

    Why are my marigold plant dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    How many marigold plants per pot?

    1 or 2 marigold plants should be in one pot.

    Why my marigold plant is not flowering?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering. marigolds require full sun to produce optimal blossoms. For the best results, your marigolds should get at least six hours of direct sunlight throughout the day. My Marigolds Won't Bloom Marigolds add a spark of vibrant color to any backyard garden. Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images Related Articles 1 What to Do if Pansies Stop Blooming 2 How Long Does a Sweet Pea Plant Bloom? 3 Cut Back Zinnias 4 Make Gerber Daisies Bloom More Marigolds (Tagetes spp.) thrive throughout U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, where they are prized for brightly-colored blossoms that come in fiery colors such as maroon, orange and yellow. If you're not seeing these trademark blossoms on your backyard marigold plants, several factors may be at play that are preventing proper blooming. Make slight amendments to your plant care strategies, and you can encourage your marigold plants to bloom again and instantly brighten your landscape. You Are My Sunshine Most common flower plants need adequate sunshine to blossom. Marigolds are no different. A lack of flowers on your marigolds may mean that your landscape isn't getting enough love from the sun. In fact, marigolds require full sun to produce optimal blossoms. For the best results, your marigolds should get at least six hours of direct sunlight throughout the day — it doesn't have to be all at once, but it should add up and hit six hours total by the end of the day. If your marigolds are in pots, consider moving them to a sunnier spot on your deck or patio. If your marigolds are in the ground, try to prune back overhanging tree branches and thin out nearby shrubs, hedges and other plants that may cast a shade on your flower garden. Water, Water Everywhere Marigolds and other flower plants will reduce the number of blossoms they produce or stop flowering altogether if they don't get enough water. Phosphorous deficiency may cause the no flowering to the marigold.

    Does marigold plant reproduce?

    Yes marigold plant reproduces through seeds.

    When to plant marigold flowers?

    You can plant marigold flowers in Jan-Feb. or in mid-September.

    How to plant marigold seeds in cups?

    Collect the dead seed heads from the marigold plants by cutting them from the plant with pruning shears or scissors. dry them up to 10 days. Separate the petals from flowers, Fill a plastic or paper cups with a good quality potting soil. Moisten the soil completely and allow the tray to drain. Spread the petals evenly in the propagation tray and add a thin layer of the soil on it. Cover the tray with a clear lid or clear plastic film. Set the tray in a warm place that receives bright light. Remove the tray lid or plastic film after most of the seeds have germinated.

    When to plant marigold seeds in india?

    You can plant marigold seeds in Jan-Feb. or in mid-September.

    How long do marigold plants last?

    up to one year, most of the hybrid varieties can grow more than one year also.

    When to plant marigold seeds outside?

    You can plant marigold seeds in Jan-Feb. or in mid-September.

    Can I plant marigold seeds in july?

    No, you can not grow marigold seeds in July.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?

    Tulika Barman

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

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    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Balakrishnan Gurusamy
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