Ixora Long, Singapuri Ixora (Orange) - Plant

Also known as flame of the woods or jungle flame, Ixora (Ixora coccinia) is an evergreen shrub with a rounded shape and attractive, glossy foliage.
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About Ixora Long

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 8 inch (20 cm)
*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 Spread at least 3 to 4 inches
Flower Colour Ixora comes in various colours like Red,orange, yellow, pink, white
Bloom Time summer season
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Water 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.
  • Feed Ixora in early spring, using an acidic fertilizer formulated for Ixora, azalea and gardenias, which has a ratio such as 4-8-8, along with minor elements that are beneficial.
  • Repeat in midsummer and autumn.
  • Acidic fertilizer is especially important if the foliage takes on a yellowish cast, indicating a magnesium deficiency caused by improper soil pH.
  • Apply the fertilizer according to label specifications, then water deeply.
  • 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.
  • Aphids are tiny, green insects that congregate at joints of the leaves and stems or the undersides of the leaves.
  • Scales are hard-shelled insects that give the foliage a waxy appearance.
  • Regular application of an insecticidal soap spray or neem oil usually helps to control both pests.

    Ixora Long care

    Ixora is a tropical to semi-tropical evergreen shrub. The plant is often grown as an annual in temperate and cooler climates. Ixora shrubs are known for their large corymbs of bright florets. The large flower clusters come in red, orange, yellow and pink, and its also known as jungle flame and flame of the woods. Minimal maintenance is needed when growing an Ixora bush.

    The best floral displays are produced by Ixora grown in full sun situations. Well-drained soil and moderate to slightly acidic pH are crucial to growing an Ixora bush. The plant develops chlorosis when installed in alkaline soils.

    Keep the soil evenly moist and prune the plant when it gets unruly. Ixora responds well to shearing and makes an excellent low hedge with its 4 to 6 foot height. Propagation of the shrub is through stem cuttings which can be rooted with the help of a rooting hormone.

    Ixora plant care is negligible, which makes it useful as part of the low maintenance landscape. Annual spring pruning and fertilizing will enhance the plants health. Some diseases that are common are fungal but can be minimized by suspending overhead watering. Water only the root zone to prevent the foliage from getting wet. Spider mites and aphids are common but are more of a nuisance than a serious threat.

    Use an insecticidal oil spray to combat these pests. Use a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the root zone to prevent competitive weeds, enhance water retention and add organic nutrients to the soil.

    Care of Ixora plants in containers requires re-potting every two to three years. Bring the shrubs indoors if any frost is predicted. The plants are extremely tender and will succumb to freezing temperatures.

    Sunlight Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight in summer.
    Watering Ixora likes to be watered, but you shouldnt do it excessively. Keep soil continuously moist, but reduce watering in the winter. Very high humidity is preferred.
    Soil The most important thing to remember when planting Ixora is that it must be planted in acidic soil because alkaline soil can result in yellow foliage. These acid-loving plants thrive in rich, moist, peat-based soil.
    Temperature Above 60F is preferred even in winter. Avoid cold drafts if temperature drops lower
    Fertilizer Feed in spring with slow-release pellets or weekly during growing season with liquid fertilizer.

    Ixora Long special feature

    ixora flowers are commonly used in Hindu worship, as well as in ayurveda and Indian folk medicine.

    Ixora Long uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This is Indoor plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • In the above mentioned chemical composition of santan, it has been identified that the plant contains important phytochemicals that are known to have antioxidative, antibacterial, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, antidiarrhoeal, antinociceptive, antimutagenic, antineoplastic and chemopreventive effects
    • This analysis suggests the validity of the plant’s folkloric and erthnomedicinal uses

  • 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(April-May).

    How often should Ixora be watered?

    1. Water it when 1-2 inch upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why is my Ixora dropping leaves?

    The main reasons of Ixora plant dropping leaves are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why are my Ixora not blooming?

    The most general reasons of not flowering Ixora plant are as follows. 1. Lack of proper nutrient (mainly Phosphorus). 2. Improper water and sunlight availability. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When does Ixora flower?

    Ixora flowers in Summer season (April-May).

    When to prune Ixora?

    Ixora plant need little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear mainly during September-October month. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are Ixora perennials?

    Yes, Ixora is perennial flowring plant in Rubiaceae family.

    Will Ixora grow in shade?

    Yes, you can grow Ixora in the shade where they will get 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

    Does Ixora need full sun?

    Yes, Ixora like full sun they required at least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

    Are Ixora flowers edible?

    No, Ixora flowers are not edible.

    How tall will Ixora grow?

    Ixora plant will grow 10-15 feet tall with proper care and management.

    Can you grow Ixora from cuttings?

    Yes, you can grow Ixora plant from cuttings. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting having 3-4 nodes of well mature stem to a length of 15-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the Ixora cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can Ixora be transplanted?

    Yes, you can transplant Ixora When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.

    Can you grow Ixora in a pot?

    Yes, Ixora can grow in pot.Choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why are my Ixora leaves turning yellow?

    The main reasons of Ixora leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Do Ixora attract bees?

    Yes, Ixora flowers attracts the bees.

    Does Ixora attract butterflies?

    Yes, Ixora flower attract butterflies.



    Reviews

    Thursday, 23 July 2020

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Meghna

    Thursday, 23 July 2020

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Madhu Grover

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Rare new variety?

    Manmeet Vohra
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