Ixora coccineas are handsome plants in cultivation, with bright-colored flowers and attractive foliage. Ixora coccinea is a native of India.
Blooming Time: Ixoras are compact plants that bloom primarily in summer and intermittently the rest of the year with proper care.
Culture: Ixoras do best in at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Pot in a mixture of 2 parts peat moss to 1 part potting soil and 1 part sand or perlite. Keep moist; fertilize every 2 weeks in spring and summer, monthly the rest of the year.
Propagation: Propagated by cutting in spring, preferably with 3 to 4 nodes, with bottom heat. Can also be propagated by seed when produced.
Ixora coccinea was featured as Plant-of-the-Week November 20-27, 1998.
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