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?

    Separate the petals from fully matured and dried flowers and these are used as seed for growing Marigold plant. To grow plant through seed consider the following points. 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. Sprinkle 4-6 seeds in pot and cover lightly by soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on

    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?

    Plant is grown by seeds and tip cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on

    When plant marigold seeds?

    You can plant Marigold seeds in January-February 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 for 4-6 hours is available.

    Why are my marigold plant dying?

    The main reasons of dying Marigold are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

    How many marigold plants per pot?

    1 or 2 marigold plants should be in one pot.

    Why my marigold plant is not flowering?

    The most general reasons of not flowering plant are as follows. 1. Lack of proper nutrient (mainly Phosphorus). 2. Improper water and sunlight availability. Note - For further details check the product description on

    Does marigold plant reproduce?

    Yes, Marigold plant reproduces through seeds.

    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.

    How long do marigold plants last?

    Marigold plant last up to one year or most of the hybrid varieties can grow more than one year also.


    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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

    Tulika Barman

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

    Purnima Dutta

    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

    Friday, 07 February 2020

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements


    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

    Priyanka Majumder Das

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    k tanaya

    Friday, 22 November 2019

    Plants are awesome.. the quality is just fantastic. .....I gifted it to my mom on her anniversary

    Alvisia Sule

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    Wow plant in excellent shape.


    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.


    Tuesday, 05 November 2019

    Nice came in good condition

    Geetha Aruri

    Friday, 01 November 2019

    Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.

    saritha nair

    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more


    Saturday, 26 October 2019

    Great plant..looked nice n fresh wen i received ..Highly recommend it!

    Vrushali Nerkar

    Saturday, 19 October 2019

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    Manisha Sharma

    Friday, 11 October 2019

    M vry hapy wid d plants..... its so b ful ...... just want to know how often have to sprinkle water in it..

    Ritik jain

    Tuesday, 08 October 2019

    Very small but looking cute

    Akshay Sharma

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.

    Gaurav Narwania

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    atul verma

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Simply love the plant....healthy n beautiful!!....Thankyou for the free gifts!!

    Ashraf Hassan

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Can i keep it in my ac room?

    Alfie Dukes

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

    Shashank Parmar

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    I m really impressed with this plant properties.

    Sudipta Mukherjee

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Very nice plant but price is ok

    Dhiraj Gome

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Good quality they all grow nicely?

    Priyanka Majumder Das

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    A perfect house plant.

    Ashraf Hassan

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Thanks for the extra seeds

    Gauri Tewari Awasthi

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well

    Namrata Mishra

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

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

    Surbhi Sharma

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

    Avadhut Joshi

    Thursday, 21 June 2018

    Awesome experience!!! Luved the plant. Looked exactly the same. Thank you NL


    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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    Monday, 18 June 2018

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    Sarthak Markam

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?

    Sahana Ashokumar

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?


    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    Meena Bulla

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    what are the dimensions of the pot?

    Kishor Kumar

    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    ?How many years will it live?

    Joshi Prisy

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Is this plant low maintenance.

    Kiran Mayi

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Thank you Nurserylive for such nice live plants collection

    Vijay Kumar R S

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....

    Gaurav Narwania

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    This is one of my favorite plants.

    Suman Goyal

    Monday, 04 June 2018

    Nice came in good condition

    Parvati Gujju

    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Worth Money. Good Product

    Akshay Ajit Singh

    Saturday, 02 June 2018

    What is Botanical name of this plant?

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    Saturday, 02 June 2018

    is the pot and soil included?

    Rekha Kallani

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.

    Roopam Shahi

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?

    Priti Prasad

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.

    Sairam Jayaluck

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

    Jyoti Dhingra

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    "I can t wait to bulk purchase again.

    Kallol Das

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