How to Care for Marigold

Marigold is one of the most popular garden annuals in India, for garden display as well as commercial cultivation. Marigold plants, with their attractive yellow-orange flowers, bloom for quite an extended period, and the flowers last remarkably well when cut.

how to take care of marigold plant

In today’s blog, We will talk about how to take care of marigold plant:

How to Care for Marigold

Marigolds are easy to grow, economical, bloom reliably all summer, and have occasional pest and disease problems. They are a popular warm-season annual with bright, long-lasting blooms. When caring for marigolds, less is more. Following a few simple care instructions will keep your lilies happy and healthy all summer long:


Pruning will improve the appearance of the plant and encourage more blooms later in the season. Pinching young plants will help promote bushy growth. Pinch and remove the new growth at the top of the plant as close to the next leaf nodes on the stem as possible.


Marigolds are not very picky about their soil, but will do their best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. If planted in clay soil or an area that does not drain well, they may not perform as expected.


When transplanting, 5-10-5 fertilizer can be added, but is completely optional. Marigolds grown in the ground generally do not require any fertilizer. In fact, if fertilizer is applied during the growing phase, it can promote foliar growth at the expense of flower production. Marigolds in containers can sometimes benefit from a diluted liquid fertilizer added to the water.


It is best to water marigolds at the base of the plant and not from above. Dense double flowerheads will begin to rot with excess moisture. Allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings, but water regularly in high heat or dry weather. Marigolds grown in containers should be watered daily because containers tend to dry out quickly.


To save seeds, allow the ends of the flowers to wither and dry out on the plant. When it is completely dry, remove its petals and remove the seeds. Not all flowerheads will produce seed, but most should.

These flowers make an excellent addition to bouquets and vases and are October birth flowers! If you wish to order online flower plant delivery at your doorsteps, look for a reputed online nursery. Happy planting!