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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.
Common name: Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, West Indian jasmine. rangan, kheme, ponna, chann tanea, techi, pan, santan, jarum-jarum.
Color: Red,orange, yellow, pink, white
Bloom time: summer season
Height: Spread at least 3 to 4 inches
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
This is Indoor Plant.
Sunlight: Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight in summer.
Soil: The most important thing to remember when planting Ixora is that it must be planted in acidic soil because alkaline soil can result in yellow foliage. These acid-loving plants thrive in rich, moist, peat-based soil.
Water: Ixora likes to be watered, but you shouldn’t do it excessively. Keep soil continuously moist, but reduce watering in the winter. Very high humidity is preferred.
Temprature: Above 60ºF is preferred even in winter. Avoid cold drafts if temperature drops lower
Fertilizer: Feed in spring with slow-release pellets or weekly during growing season with liquid fertilizer.
Red ixora flowers are commonly used in Hindu worship, as well as in ayurveda and Indian folk medicine.
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