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Botanical name:- Tagetes.

SKU: marigold Categories: ,
Scientific nameTagetes spp
Common nameMarigold
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sun
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsSnails and slugs, japanese beetles, leafminers, and twospotted spider mites
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height90-120cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & season deep orange, golden yellow, lemon yellow, orange, red and gold bicolor, red, and yellow
DescriptionMarigold does best in tropical indian climate, as it is fond of warmth, and plenty of sunlight. Provide some shade in the harsh afternoon sun of summers.Marigold responds best to the 6-7 hours of full sun, though it can tolerate some shade as well. The more light the plant will get, the better the clooms will be.Marigold prefers well-draining, fertile, and well-aerated soil. You can incorporate the garden soil with manure or compost for amending soil quality. For containers, prefer sterilized potting soil or soilless starting mix. Diy it by mixing equal parts of peat moss and perlite or vermiculite.Water the plant when the topsoil feels dry to touch. The plant will require frequent watering during summers. Also, practice watering the plant during the morning hours.Marigolds are not heavy feeders and to boost the plant’s growth, you can use cow dung manure or any balanced fertilizer once in 5-7 weeks. Remove spent flowers by pinching the heads. It encourages the plant to produce more blooms instead of wasting its energy in producing seeds that ultimately extend the flowering season. Snip off the stem back to the nearest set of leaves once the flowers fade.

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