Ixora is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Rubiaceae family. The tropical evergreen plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, specifically in Tropical Asia and subtropical climates in the United States. This evergreen plant is also known for its fragrant flowers and is cultivated by florists.
Ixora is an evergreen plant known for its large corymbs of bright flowers. The deep and lightly shaded green leaves are leathery in touch, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in length. The shrub bears a rounded shape and attractive and glossy foliage. In the summers, the plant gets filled with large clusters of tiny flowers which come in red, yellow, pink, and orange shades. The garden keeps blooming throughout the year.
Ixora grows well in moist and well-drained soil which is rich in organic matter. This plant performs great in full sun or at least 6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day. Although the plant prefers full sun, it is also good to keep it in shade during hot summer days. The flowers bloom best in the morning sun and afternoon shade. This plant is also very sensitive to frost. When temperature levels become very cold in winter, you must move your plant to a warmer place.
This plant requires a lot of water to thrive. It is essential to water the plant regularly in scorching summer. When a plant bears flowers in summer, provides an ample amount of water to prevent the mixture from drying out. In winter, moderate watering is enough to keep the soil moist. Do not overwater to avoid root rot and other diseases.
The plant does not require to fertilize most often. It is enough to fertilize the plant twice or thrice a year. Sooty mold is one of the common problems in Ixora plants. It can be controlled with the use of Malathion or organic neem oil insecticide.
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