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Ixora javanica

Common red ixora

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourRed to pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Ixora javanica (Common red ixora). This species is a broad bushy shrub, with lance-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are single red to pink and bloom in late summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Red ixora, Javanese ixora

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, some also for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in loamless compost with bright filtered light. When grown under glass grow in fertile moist well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can grow from semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects.

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