About Ixora Mini Dwarf
Dwarf Ixora are popularly used as low hedges because of their shrub form and compact appearance. They look attractive when they bloom profusely. However, after blooming, it will take some time for Dwarf Ixora to re-bloom.
These plants are dependable bloomers, love the sun, and fit nicely into any size landscape. Ixora is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It consists of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs and holds around 500 species.
Though native to the tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world, its center of diversity is in Tropical Asia. It is commonly known as West Indian Jasmine.The plants possess leathery leaves, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in length, and produce large clusters of tiny flowers in the summer. Members of Ixora prefer acidic soil, and are suitable choices for bonsai.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, West Indian jasmine. rangan, kheme, ponna, chann tanea, techi, pan, santan, jarum-jarum.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3 to 4 inches|
|Flower Colour ||Red, orange, Yellow, Pink, White|
|Bloom Time ||Summer season|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careWater Ixora as needed to keep the soil evenly moist, but not muddy. Although the plant prefers moist soil, it may rot in excessively soggy soil. Water the shrub sparingly during the winter months. In spring, remove the mulch along with the top crust of soil. Replace the removed mulch and soil with fresh mulch. Prune Ixora after blooming slows in late autumn or anytime the shrub looks untidy. Prune each shoot down to just one bud or prune the shrub as needed to create the size and shape desired. Protect Ixora from aphids and scales. Regular application of an insecticidal soap spray or neem oil usually helps to control both pests.
Ixora Mini Dwarf care
This is an indoor plant.
|Sunlight ||Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight in summer.|
|Watering ||Moderately |
|Soil ||Well drained soil|
|Temperature ||15-30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Ixora Mini Dwarf special feature
Ixora flowers are commonly used in Hindu worship, as well as in ayurveda and Indian folk medicine.
Ixora Mini Dwarf uses
- Can be grown in balcony and window sills
- Used in Ayurveda and Indian folk medicine
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Ixora attract hummingbirds?
Yes, Ixora attract hummingbirds
What is Ixora flower called in hindi?
In Hindi Ixora flower called as Rugmini
Does Ixora bloom all summer?
Yes, Ixora bloom throughout the summer.
How often should Ixora be watered?
water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch (approx. 100 - 150 ml) Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.
Why is my Ixora dropping leaves?
It may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering, cold temperature, and disease infection.
Why are my Ixora not blooming?
In low light situations, Ixora bud formation will be reduced. Situate the plant in full sun where it will receive at least 6 hours of solar energy per day. A more common reason for diminished blooms is the soil pH. Ixora thrive in a pH of 5, a fairly acidic situation, which will require fertilizing management. At planting, mix in 1/3 organic matter such as compost, well-rotted manure, or peat moss. Organic matter will help lower soil pH. Proper soil pH may be the answer to how to get Ixora flowers.
Good drainage is also essential. The organic matter will also increase porosity at the site, while adding nutrients as it gradually rots into the soil. Encouraging Ixora flowers by amending the soil is a good first step. Compost can also be added as a top dressing but keep it away from the trunk to prevent rot. Iron and manganese are common Ixora deficiencies in alkaline soil. If the area wasn’t amended prior to planting, fertilizing will become mandatory. Leaf yellowing will be the first sign the soil is alkaline, followed by lessening buds. Chelated iron and manganese may improve these symptoms. In alkaline soils, however, it may be necessary to use a foliar feed which the plant can use more readily. Encouraging Ixora flowers with a liquid micro-nutrient spray can improve budding and flower formation. As with any product, follow the manufacturer’s mixing and application instructions. For foliar sprays, it is best to apply the product when direct sun is not hitting the leaves but early in the day so the spray can dry on leaves. After fertilizing, water the root zone deeply.
When does Ixora flower?
Ixora flowers in Summer season
When to prune Ixora?
When plant overgrows and not flowering well at that time after flowering season prune the plant
Will Ixora grow in shade?
Yes, you can Ixora in the shade where they will get 3-4 hrs, of direct bright sunlight a day.
Why my Ixora is dying?
Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (3-4 hrs a day), water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Does Ixora need full sun?
Yes, Ixora like full sun, they required at least 3-4 hrs, of direct bright sunlight a day.
Are Ixora flowers edible?
No, Ixora flowers are not edible.
Can Ixora grow in shade?
Yes, Ixora can grow in the shade where the availability of 3-4 hrs of direct bright sunlight per day.
How tall will Ixora grow?
Ixora will grow 10-15 feet tall when unpruned
Can you grow Ixora from cuttings?
Yes, Ixora can grow through cuttings.
Can Ixora be transplanted?
Yes you can transplant Ixora
Can you grow Ixora in a pot?
Yes, Ixora can grow in the pot.
Why are my Ixora leaves turning yellow?
Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (3-4 hrs. a day), water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Why are my Ixora leaves turning brown?
It may be because of fungal infection so you can use any organic fungicide available in the local market or Spray Neem oil
Do Ixora attract bees?
Yes Ixora attracts the bees.
Can Ixora grow in pots?
Yes Ixora Can grow in pots
Does Ixora attract butterflies?
Yes, Ixora attract butterflies
Monday, 16 March 2020
It is easiest to grow houseplant.
Friday, 28 February 2020
he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more
Monday, 24 February 2020
I received product with very good quality. But its not as per there image.
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