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How To Plant, Grow & Care For Zinnia

by aditya abhishek


If you are looking for beautiful summer flowering plants that attract butterflies in the garden, then you shoul start planting Zinnias in your garden. 

Zinnia is an annual flowering plant that is native to South Western United States. They can grow from 6 inches to 4 feet tall. The unique and the most popular species of zinnia is zinnia elegans.


Zinnia is a summer flowering plant. It starts flowering from early summer to fall season. Spring is the best season to start germinating zinnia seeds.

Soil & Potting Mix

Zinnia plant loves loamy to sandy loam, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 10% river sand + 20% cocopeat + 30% compost.

Planting Zinnias

You can start propagating zinnia plant from seeds. Sow seeds by broadcasting, and cover them with a thin layer of potting mix. Apply water gently after sowing seeds.


Zinnia plant loves bright direct sunlight to grow. Place the pot in a spot where the plant can receive at least 5 to 7 hours of sunlight daily.


To care for zinnia, you should keep the soil evenly moist. But avoid soggy soil or waterlogging condition in the pot.


Add a handful of any bulky organic manure like vermicompost or kitchen waste compost. Along with this also use banana or onion peel fertilizers once after every 30 days.

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