The Ixora plant is a native flowering shrub of Asia and has around 500 species throughout the world. Most of the species belong to the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe. The plant is popularly known for its pretty little clusters of blooms in various colors such as red, pink, yellow, and many more.
The Ixora flowering plant comes in many vibrant shades and will instantly add a pop of color to your home garden.
The blooms of the Ixora plant attract many pollinating insects such as butterflies, bees, and more. Pollination is essential to promote biodiversity.
The soil for the Ixora plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.
The Ixora plant loves bright sunlight for at least 4-5 hours a day.
Ixora is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Ixora Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Ixora plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden Soil (35%) + Cocopeat (30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem Khali (5%)
Keep pruning the Ixora plant to encourage branch growth and give it more spread.
Mealybugs are a big problem for the Ixora plant. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks to help with pest control.
Ixora plants commonly have flowers in shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, and white.
No, Ixora cannot be grown indoors as it needs to be kept the sun and in a well-ventilated environment
Check to see if the topmost layer of the soil is moist, and then water it. Ixora plants prefer moist soil, and since you will keep them outdoors, they will typically need watering daily, except in winter and rainy seasons. In summer, you may also need to water them twice as the soil will dry faster.
Ixora is a typical plant of the tropics and they prefer warm temperatures. They are sensitive to cold climates and are unlikely to grow.