African Marigold (Orange) - Plant

Marigold are among the very popular flowers commonly found in India and other countries.
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About African Marigold

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.

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. This plant was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics.

The leaves are edible, with the petals added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. 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 colours range from orange, yellow, gold, cream to apricot.

They are very much used in making garlands. Make excellent beds and pot decorations.This plant was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics. The leaves are edible, with the petals added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron.

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,Banthi Puuvu, Camanti,Chandu Hoovu,Ganda, French Marigold
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 feet
Flower Colour Marigolds are available in a range of gold, maroon, yellow and orange shades.
Bloom Time Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Germination from large, easily handled seeds is rapid, and blooms should appear within a few weeks of sowing.
  • When you water marigolds, allow the soil to dry somewhat between watering, then water well, then repeat the process.
  • The densely double flower heads of the African marigolds tend to rot in wet weather.
  • Do not water marigolds from overhead.
  • Water at the base of the plant.
  • African Marigold care

    Sow them directly into the garden once the soil is warm, or start seeds indoors about a month to 6 weeks before the last spring-frost date.

    Sunlight Marigolds need lots of sunshine (at least six hours of direct sunlight) and do well with year round warm to hot weather
    Watering Water marigolds the first 10 to 12 days after transplanting bedding plants into the garden.
    Soil Though they grow in almost any soil, marigolds thrive in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
    Temperature Protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
    Fertilizer Avoid fertilizing the plants. Marigolds thrive in poor soil and fertilizer often creates lush, rich foliage with few blooms.

    African Marigold special feature

    Due to its variable height and colour marigold is especially use for decoration and included in landscape plans.

    African Marigold uses

    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
    • Health benefits and therapeutic uses of marigold flowers as well as the leaves of the marigold include it being beneficial in minimizing the number of tumors in the case of breast cancer as well as in the prevention of the development of new cancer cells
    • One of the medicinal uses of marigolds is that it promotes the growth of both new blood vessels as well as new skin tissue and hence it is used in the healing of wounds such as burns, scrapes as well as irritated skin

    Culinary Use:

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

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Amazed us with safe and sound delivery

    Bindu Krishna

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    Is this plant low maintenance.

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    Monday, 10 February 2020

    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .

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