Dwarf Ixora are popularly used as low hedges because of their shrub form and compact appearance. They look attractive when they bloom profusely. However, after blooming, it will take some time for Dwarf Ixora to re-bloom.
These plants are dependable bloomers, love the sun, and fit nicely into any size landscape.
Ixora is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It consists of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs and holds around 500 species. Though native to the tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world, its center of diversity is in Tropical Asia. It is commonly known as West Indian Jasmine. The plants possess leathery leaves, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in length, and produce large clusters of tiny flowers in the summer. Members of Ixora prefer acidic soil, and are suitable choices for bonsai.
Plant Name- Dwarf IXora (AnyColor) – Plant
Pot Size- 4-inch (13 cm) pot (Black)
Plant Height-3-4 inch
Plant Spread-5 inch (13 cm)
Flower Color- any color
Difficulty Level- Easy to grow
· Water Ixora as needed to keep the soil evenly moist, but not muddy.
· Acidic fertilizer is especially important if the foliage takes on a yellowish cast, indicating a magnesium deficiency caused by improper soil pH. Apply the fertilizer according to label specifications, then water deeply.
· Prune Ixora after blooming slows in late autumn or anytime the shrub looks untidy. Prune each shoot down to just one bud or prune the shrub as needed to create the size and shape desired.
· Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.