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Questions About Ixora Shrubs

Asked by
Jtshuren on
March 17, 2018
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Q. Ixoria dwarf

My leaves are turning yellow on about ten shrubs first I used miracle grow that didn’t work. So I went to a garden center and they said to use palm plant food and magnesium sulphate and we are watering less

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 17, 2018
Certified Expert
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I would agree. They can take some time to recover. The miracle grow may have been a little too strong. I tend to recommend dolomitic lime and wettable sulfur instead, though. This will also give calcium to pair with the magnesium, and the wettable sulfur will provide the sulfur. It just covers a little more of the spectrum, and can help condition the soil for long periods of time.

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Asked by
lwebb on
March 22, 2018
Saint Petersburg, Fl. 33709

Q. ixora plants

I noticed the ixora plants out in front of the house were not blooming. On closer inspection I saw a vine growing around the stems so I got rid of the vine. Some of the stems of the ixora are dark brown and some of the leaves have large black spots on them and a few on one of the other one was black, no leaves or flowers so I removed it. Will the plants come back since the vine was removed. Have no idea what the vine was but it was not poison ivy. I have no rash or itch on my hands or arms from the vine. Thanks for any info you can give me.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 23, 2018
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The vine, likely, didn't have anything to do with the plant's degrading health. This sounds like a fungal issue. Dolomitic lime and wettable sulfur will, usually, take care of this. Peroxide can also help for advanced infections.

This article will give you more information on the care of These plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
schwartzapn on
April 2, 2018
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Q. Ixora which seems to have frozen

It got cold here in Florida, and some of my ixora (not in pots) seem to have frozen. They still are shooting up green leaves, but are not full. Should I cut them all the way back, or just leave them to heal on their own?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 2, 2018
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You can safely prune these back to half. This will help it to recover from the damage. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
pdollens on
June 8, 2018
Houston, TX zone 9a

Q. ixora plant

The ixora is a new shrub to me. I want to place this in front of a trellis of star jasmine that goes along my backyard fence. What soil type will I use to be compatible? I live in zone 9a and I am wondering if the izora will freeze? If so, will it come back in the spring? Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 9, 2018
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They will want an acid loving plant soil. Or if you can amend the existing soil with acidifier, that can work as well. You are right inside of their climate zone, so you should have no trouble with these. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 18, 2018

Q. ixora

I have 8 ixora small new plants the leaves are falling off of them but the plant looks green. Just planted them about 3 weeks ago. The leaves are lying on the ground next to the plant and are not eaten.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 18, 2018
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Much of the US is experiencing a cold snap, and cooler temperatures. If this is likely the issue in your area, then they will recover soon. If this is not the case, then I would look to a pH issue in the soil. They prefer slightly acidic soil, and would enjoy a little iron sulfate to help with that. Here is an article for more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Cjj205 on
March 26, 2019
New York, NY

Q. Does anyone know what this houseplant is?

It is about 3 inches tall, with very dark green curly leaves that are about a quarter inch long. I am told it was bought in Home Depot and maybe native of Brazil, but I can’t find anything like it on the Internet.

Does anyone know what it is and what its requirements are?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 26, 2019
Certified Expert
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It appears to be an Ixora. Hybrid Rope Plant. This article will help you to care for these shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 17, 2019

Q. Had 10 dwarf ixoras planted in ground in April. Whole stems of the plants are turning dark brown and dying four of the plants hav

They seem to have been planted correctly went to local nursery gave a good fertilizer which did not help and also a spray for any bugs. The people who planted just replaced three within the three month warranty period but of course noe all 13 plants have the same problem and will all die. They get plenty of water sending picture to see if they can be saved thanks

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 18, 2019
Certified Expert
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They are susceptible to root rot in wet soils, which can be characterized by branch dieback. Concentrate watering to root area and do not water overhead to the leaves. make sure the plants are in well drained soils.
Fungal diseases anthracnose or leaf spot are possible. Avoid wetting leaves, remove affected leaves and pick up any fallen leaves and destroy.

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

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