Top Questions About Ixora Shrubs

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Questions About Ixora Shrubs

Asked by
suvarnasuroshe on
April 22, 2017
Mumbai

Q. What will I do to take continue flowers for ixora plants

I want Continue flowers ixora plants which spray is suitable for this plant

Answered by
Liz Baessler on
April 25, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Ixora plants mostly only flower during the summer months. The individual flower heads will fade after four to six weeks of blooming. If you live in zone 9 or warmer, the plant is winter hardy and you can grow it as a perennial. It might even bloom a little bit on and off throughout the year, but it won't bloom in earnest again until the next summer.

You can read more about growing ixora here:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 24, 2017

Q. ixoria plants

I have 3 ixoria shrubs 1 is dark geen leaves but no flowwers the other 2 the leaves are turning yellow what am I doing wrong

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 25, 2017
A.

I believe your yellowing leaves may be a nutrition issue. More specifically the ph may be off in your soil
Ixoria need a ph soil level below 5.5.

Your local County Extension Office can help you with a soil and ph test.

Here are some articles that will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm
http://university.uog.edu.172-31-22-36.previewmywsisite.com/cals/people/PUBS/ORNAMENT/MG09200.pdf
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soil-ph-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 29, 2017

Q. brown, dry stems on dwarf Ixora plant

Why am I getting stems that are turning brown and dying?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 30, 2017
A.

This article has great care information on the Ixora plant.

Make sure you are not watering from above, water at the soil level to help prevent any fungus diseases in your plant.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 4, 2017

Q. Ixora Maui Red

When the bloom starts turning brown do I cut the bloom off? Will more blooms start blooming?

Answered by
nikki-phipps on
August 7, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Removing the brown flowers is not necessary for the plant's health but will improve the plant's attractiveness. Many plants will indeed produce more blooms if the wilted, brown flowers are removed, so this is worth a try.

Here are links to articles that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 18, 2017

Q. Indoor gardening ixoras

How often should you water the ixora? I keep my ixoras in the veranda, where the temperature ranges from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. For the last three days, the humidity has been around 50%-60%. I just can’t tell how often I should water them. I’m even using a soil moisture sensor right now, and the soil seems relatively moist (it’s been two days). I touched the soil, too, and it was moist. But.. I’m worried that the data is flawed and that the ixoras actually want more water. I’m really new to this!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 19, 2017
A.

This does require a learning curve, here's how to figure out when container plants need watering:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/container-plant-watering.htm

Ixora does like to be watered regularly, so make sure the soil is never completely dry to the touch, but also don't let it get soggy as if it's in a swamp. Most plants recover better from under-watering than over-watering, so as long as the soil is never left in a very wet state for days, the plant will be fine.

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Asked by
bsicilia on
September 18, 2017
33991

Q. ixora in swf

Can I plant ixora in Sept, Oct, or Jan. Or is it best to wait till spring? I’m in swf.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 19, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

When in doubt, wait until spring! Although it will likely survive planting at other times, it is best to wait until spring. They do not tolerate frost well so, in January, when the occasional frost comes about, it will not survive transplanting. Here is an article for more information:

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

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Asked by
Lbmapeters on
January 9, 2018
33837

Q. Ixora

The recent freeze in Central Florida has caused two of the three Ixora plants to loose a significant amount of leaves. The wood is still flexible but probably 60% bare. Will they rebound? Will new leaves grow or should I prune them back to where there are leaves. This would be about 12 inches. Or should I start over and buy new?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 12, 2018
A.

Heavy pruning should be done in late winter or early spring.

I would hold off on cutting back the plant, since it was so stressed. If cold weather should return, leaving the plant as is can actually protect it.

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