Top Questions About Ixora Shrubs

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Questions About Ixora Shrubs

Asked by
kasbarmichelle on
April 14, 2013

Q. Two of My Plants Are Sick

I have a 10 foot ixoria bush and the leaves are either falling off or have red spots on them.  I have tried fertilizer and insect spray. It only got worse. I also have a gardenia tree that did not bloom this year and the bark has big white spots on it and the leaves are yellow. I do not over water and have tried epsom salt and fertilizer and have added fresh dirt. The trees are 6 feet tall and have always bloomed and been beautiful. Please advise

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
April 15, 2013
A.

The ixoria may have fire blight. Plants with fire blight will have leaves with a red coloring and spots. This article discusses Fire Blight: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/fire-blight-remedies-and-symptoms.htm

Hopefully, this article will help answer questions about your gardenia: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/fertilizing-gardenias-in-your-garden.htm

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Asked by
Gatorthumb on
October 11, 2015

Q. ixora plant

I have an Ixora in a container and it only has 5/6 spindly branches and doesn’t bloom. How do I get it to more of a shrub (fuller looking) and to produce flowers? I live in South Texas and the plants are south facing on a porch in 2-3 gallon planter pots.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 13, 2015
Certified Expert
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There can be a few reasons for the lack of growth and blooms.

Ixora need full sun locations.

Your plants also may not have a large enough pot to grow in and do not have the correct soil content for good growth.

Ixora have some specific growing and nutrition needs.

Here is a link that will refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
kjshene on
October 27, 2015

Q. ixia bulbs did not sprout

I planted Ixia bulbs this summer from two different vendors and none of them came up – why? We had a lot of spring rain but ground never flooded.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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Ixia prefer to be planting in well draining soil. With the heavy rain that you mention they may have rotted in the ground.

Proper planting can also be a factor, planting depth is 3 to 5 inches deep.

Also don't rule out rodents. Many times moles, mice and even squirrels will dine on bulbs.

Ixia are an excellent plant to grow in pots. Give that a try next spring.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/ixia/growing-ixia-bulbs.htm

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Asked by
dmichalowski on
March 7, 2016

Q. Petite orange ixora

I planted several around my palm tree in October and now they don’t have orange flowers. What can I do or is this normal for this time of year?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 7, 2016
Certified Expert
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Ixora generally are most prolific bloomers in summer.
Here is an excellent article with specifics in care for this blooming shrub.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 2, 2017

Q. ixoria

Our ixoria is losing all its leaves. What is the problem and how do we rectify it? They have been planted in the sun since Dec.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 2, 2017
Certified Expert
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Ixora can thrive in cold temperatures but extra cold weather can cause them to drop their leaves.
The dwarf red is the most cold stable, with the pink, white and orange varieties more sensitive.

Be careful not to overwater while the plant is either still dormant or under stress.
Watch for new growth to began and then resume watering and fertilizer schedule.

In the case that you do not began to see new leaves growing back, the plants may have died off.
The plants should be planted in a well draining soil and be kept moist.

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

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Asked by
Sharon McLellan on
March 17, 2017

Q. Ixora shrubs

Can ixoras be fine if they only get morning sun?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 18, 2017
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Answered by
MShaheer on
March 18, 2017
A.

Of course ixora shrubs are fine even if they only get morning sunlight. BUT, try to place them in a sunny spot, or you can shift them too.

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Asked by
WARREN on
April 20, 2017

Q. Dwarf Ixoria

I have one Taiwan Orange Ixora that has no blooms. Four other plants that were planted at the same time are loaded.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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Make sure this shrub is receiving full sun.
Soil should be well draining and slightly acid.
Water in a low phosphorous fertilizer.
Sprinkle Epsom Salt around the base of the shrub to feed it some nutrients it may be lacking.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/epsom-salt-gardening.htm

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