The Marigold plant is also called the ‘Tagetes’ botanically and is a genus of annual plants in the family Asteraceae. The plants are native to Mexico and have pinnate green leaves. The blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors, often with maroon highlights. Marigolds are also considered sacred in Hindu culture and are often used as offerings in temples and pooja ceremonies.
The Marigold flowering plant comes in many vibrant shades and is known for its cheerful, sunny blooms.
The blooms of the Marigold plant attract many pollinating insects such as butterflies, bees, and more. Pollination is very important to promote biodiversity.
The flowers are very easy to care for and thrive well in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. However, the plant adequate watering and frequent pruning to help in its healthy growth.
Marigolds emit a scent that deters many common garden pests naturally.
The soil for the Marigold plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.
The Marigold plant loves bright sunlight for at least 6-7 hours a day.
Marigold is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Marigold Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Marigold plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden Soil (35%) + Cocopeat (30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem Khali (5%)
Keep pruning the Marigold plant to encourage branch growth and give it more spread.
Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks as a precautionary measure to help with pest control.
Marigold plants commonly have flowers in shades of red, maroon, yellow, and golden.
No, Marigold cannot be grown indoors as it needs lots of sunlight and a well-ventilated environment
Check to see if the topmost layer of the soil is dry and water accordingly.
Marigold is a typical plant of the winter season in India. They thrive with a slight nip in the air and grow abundantly, filling your garden with happiness and prosperity.
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