I got these marigolds almost a week ago and the flowers has been turning brown and drooping down, they are only watered at night and they get sunlight in the morning. Any advice?][1]

  • Where are you in the world (need to work out current weather conditions and temperatures)? Is there just one marigold in that pot?
    – Bamboo
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 15:28
  • Water in the morning. How much are you watering? I would want to saturate that pot first thing in the morning. Maybe submerge the pot in a bucket of water for a few minutes before removing it and returning it to sun light. Then see if it responds. Marigolds can take a wild and rebound pretty well. Could there be something in your water?
    – That Idiot
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 20:18
  • It may be the shock of moving to a different environment or to do with watering as @ThatIdiot2 suggested, very difficult to tell as the image is quite blurred. Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 22:46
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    Please provide a clear image so that we can diagnose the issue. Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 23:05

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You don't give much information to work with, which doesn't matter, because this happened within the first week of you owning it. It was already sickly or dying when you bought it. Even if you overwatered it, it should be able to handle one or more of those spaced apart before it should croak. You should return it to the place you bought it. It is their responsibility to sell healthy plants. You should expect they will either refund or exchange the plant for another. Before you leave make sure you ask about how to care for the plant end up with.


It could be that the place you kept them is not very warm. I've gotten flowers before and the place I kept them was cold and within about 4 days, they wilted. Even with all the fertilizer we put.

The soil could have little nutrition. You need a Ph. soil tester. This is how to make it at home.

It also depends on how much you water them. Wild flowers get watered by dew, and sometimes, rain.

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