Marigold, though are of Mexican origins, have become a stable Indian culture thing. Ranging from being widely used at annual religious festivals as offerings to being a part of gen z trend with pop references as “Genda Phool”, they are everywhere. The flowers being an exquisite attraction, the plant itself sports dense green foliage that looks really calming by itself. The plant enthusiasts love the plant for its vast range of flowers, they come in yellow, orange, gold, white, and sometimes two colors at once! Bringing these plants home can make your living space feel much more homely and alive!
Common name: Marigold plant
Scientific name: Tagetes
Size: About 4 to 36 inches long. Width – 6 to 18 inches.
Toxicity: May cause mild irritation.
Where to keep the plant: Loves direct sunlight.
Daily. Marigold plants appreciate a consistent watering, regularly in its early days. They can go without water for a while once the roots get developed. Watering every week is ideal. On hotter days, you might have to water daily.
Plants as bright as these no wonder require bright light, direct sunlight is the best. These plants flourish when they get a good 6-7 hours of direct sun.
They adjust in just about any kind of soil. A good draining soil will still be the best. Just make sure the soil isn’t acidic in nature as that can be one thing the plant might react to in a negative way.
These plants like a moderately humid environment. Though they can tolerate humidity to a great extent.
The marigold plants do not require any additional fertilizers if the soil has a decent amount of nutrients. Organic composts will do better for them.
One of the easiest seeds to germinate, marigolds are quick to grow from seedlings. All they need is a warm climate to sprout and spread like wildfire. If you want an already grown baby, cuttings are another way to go about it. Honestly, marigolds multiply real quick.