What's your question? Ask

Ixora Shrubs

Q.Why Would A Maui Red Ixora Is Loose Leaves And Flowers Wilt After Planting?

Zone 77523 | bhlover07@yahoo.com added on July 16, 2020 | Answered

I just planted 10 Maui reds in my newly established flower bed and 1 of my reds is loosing it’s leaves and it’s flowers are wilting and turning brown. Some of the others have flowers that are kind of wilting it not near like this one. Is there a reason this could be happening? I used miracle grow ground soil for all of my plants when planting and I water them at night and only for the first 3 days. Then I fertilized them with some miracle grow I attached to the water hose.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 17, 2020

It is likely that over fertilizing and overwatering is leaving them in shock. They only need to be watered as the top inch of soil starts to dry out, completely, until established. After this watering should be done once the soil dries, thoroughly, down to about 3 or 4 inches, at least.

Fertilization should be done once they are fully established in the soil to avoid burning the new roots that are forming, and should only be done when a soil test reveals a deficiency.

These articles will help:







Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Ixora Shrubs
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert