- About Ixora
- How To Grow Ixora
- Benefits of Ixora
- Maintenance Tips
- Shipping Info
Ixora coccinea is a dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub, commonly 4–6 ft (1.2–2 m) in height, but capable of reaching up to 12 ft (3.6 m) high. It has a rounded form, with a spread that may exceed its height. The glossy, leathery, oblong leaves are about 4 in (10 cm) long, with entire margins, and are carried in opposite pairs or whorled on the stems. Small tubular, scarlet flowers in dense rounded clusters 2-5 in (5–13 cm) across are produced almost all year long.
Loamy Soil, Clay Sand Mix
All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 13-14 Month
1. Water Ixora as needed to keep the soil evenly moist, but not muddy. Water the shrub sparingly during the winter months.
2. Feed Ixora in early spring. Repeat in midsummer and autumn. Apply the fertilizer according to label specifications, then water deeply.
3. Spread at least 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch such as pine needles, compost, shredded leaves or bark chips, on the soil around the Ixora plant to conserve soil moisture and help maintain a proper acidic soil pH.
4. Prune Ixora after blooming slows in late autumn or anytime the shrub looks untidy.
5. Protect Ixora from aphids and scales.
1. Use to treat diarrhea, fever, megha diseases etc.
2. Flower oil is helpful in conditions like scabies, eczema, pruritis and other skin infections.
1. Bring the shrubs indoors if any frost is predicted. The plants are extremely tender and will succumb to freezing temperatures.
2. Ixoras like a lot of water. They are woody plants and develop a strenuous root system which must be satisfied with adequate moisture.
1. Avoid alkaline, leaves turn yellow and then need an application or two of chelated iron.