With many types of zinnia available, there’s a perfect match for every gardener out there. If you are new to growing zinnias, we’ve got you covered!


Light Requirements

The more sunlight you give them, the more flowers they’ll produce!

Soil Requirements

Zinnias will appreciate slightly acidic to neutral soil. Add some organic matter for that extra nutrient boost.

Water Requirements

After you’ve watered your zinnia seeds, you’ll continue with watering every day until the seedlings appear. Then, change the watering schedule to no more than three times a week. Once those lovely blooms appear, avoid getting the leaves wet because they might attract all sorts of fungi.

Temperature Requirements

The moment the temperature reaches roughly 60 degrees Fahrenheit, you can move your zinnias outside. Humidity is not a huge concern for zinnias, so don’t worry about it.

Fertilizer Requirements

You can add a little bit of balanced fertilizer during their blooming period. Sprinkle some granular fertilizer around the plant’s base or choose a water-soluble fertilizer for a quick boost when watering.


Only cut back young plants to encourage bushier growth. Other than that, you won’t have to prune them as much. Deadheading will lead to more blooms.

Potting & Repotting

Always use a container with drainage holes in the bottom for your zinnias. When planting, don’t add more than three seeds per pot. Container zinnias will need watering every day during the summer.


You can propagate zinnias three ways: by division, cuttings, or seeding.

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