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Ixora in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ixora

 

Ixora

Ixora is a dense, evergreen shrub, growing to 2m in height. It has a spread that can exceed 2m. It sports glossy, leathery, oblong leaves and small tubular flowers in dense rounded clusters, 6cm across and it blooms most of the year.

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plant Features
  • Ixora likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Ixora likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Ixora is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Ixora likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ixora

Latin name

Ixora

type

Shrub

family

Rubiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ixora likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Ixora is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Ixora likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ixora likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ixora is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Ixora

Ixora is a dense, evergreen shrub, growing to 2m in height. It has a spread that can exceed 2m. It sports glossy, leathery, oblong leaves and small tubular flowers in dense rounded clusters, 6cm across and it blooms most of the year.


Propagate by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagate Ixora coccinea from stem cuttings 5-8cm (2-3 inch) long taken in spring. Trim each cutting immediately below a leaf, remove that leaf and dip the cut end in hormone rooting powder. Plant the cutting in a 5-8cm (2-3 inch) pot containing a moistened equal-parts mixture of peat moss and coarse sand or perlite. Enclose the whole in a plastic bag or propagating case and stand it in bright filtered light at a temperature of 21-27°C (70-81°F). When the cutting has rooted – probably in four to six weeks – uncover it gradually over a two or three weeks period in order to acclimatise the new plant to the less humid atmosphere of the room.

 

Planting as a pot plant

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Use an equal-parts potting mixture of peat moss, leaf mould and coarse sand or perlite. Move the plants into pots one size larger each spring until maximum convenient pot size (probably 15-20cm (6-8 inch)) has been reached. Thereafter, top-dress Ixora coccinea each spring with fresh potting mixture.

 
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