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Overgrowth of plants

Zone 33327 | Anonymous added on December 30, 2019 | Answered

I had someone recommend and plant ixoras in my front yard about 2 years ago; now with the rains and watering they have grown out but not up. They remain low to the ground, some have even dried up and died. I also have an area with a variety of plants -- Peace lilies, designer plant, a ponsietta, etc. They all additionally have gone rogue. I need help clearing out the clutter and training the ixoras to grow straight up

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    GKH_Susan
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    Answered on December 31, 2019

    Actually, from the photos, it doesn't look as bad as I first envisioned. You just need to dig out the plants you don't want.

    Here is an article on reclaiming an overgrown landscape that provides more specific tips.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/overgrown-landscape-beds.htm

    Your ixora shrubs need moderate to slightly acidic soil in a sunny situation. If they don't get enough light, they may sprawl. Try pruning to encourage more growth. They should grow 4 to 6 feet. Here are care tips:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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