How to grow Mexican marigold

Mexican marigold growing herbaceous of the genus Tagetes also known as Tagetes erecta or Aztec marigold, Mexican marigold annual plant mostly also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Leaves color green in linear shape the structure odd pinnate, the edges serrated.

Mexican marigold flower

Flower color yellow, orange, white-cream, full bloom fragrance and edible.

This plant effective against nematodes and slugs,

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Requirements for growing Mexican marigold plant care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

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Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Prune dead flower

Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow, orange, white-cream flowers, full bloom fragrance and edible

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Scientific name:

Tagetes erecta

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