Singapori Ixora, Ixora Long,- Plant
Ixora Plant Specification
- Ixora should be watered as needed to keep the soil evenly moist.
- Although the plant prefers moist soil, excessively wet soil can cause it to rot.
- During the winter, water the shrub sparingly.
- Feed Ixora in early spring with an acidic fertiliser formulated for Ixora, azaleas, and gardenias, with a ratio of 4-8-8 and beneficial minor elements.
- Repeat in the middle of summer and autumn.
- An acidic fertiliser is especially important if the foliage turns yellow, indicating a magnesium deficiency caused by poor soil pH.
- Remove the mulch and top crust of soil in the spring.
- Fresh mulch should be used to replace the removed mulch and soil.
- Prune Ixora after blooming has slowed in late autumn or whenever the shrub appears untidy.
- Prune each shoot to one bud or prune the shrub as needed to achieve the desired size and shape.
- Keep aphids and scales away from Ixora.
- Aphids are tiny green insects that congregate at leaf and stem joints or on the undersides of leaves.
- Scales are hard-shelled insects that add a waxy appearance to the foliage.
- Both pests are usually controlled by using an insecticidal soap spray or neem oil on a regular basis.
Ixora plant care
- Sunlight: Bright Light, Indirect Sunlight in Summer.
- Watering: Keep soil moist, reduce watering in the winter.
- Humidity: Very high humidity is preferred.
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained.
- Soil pH: Acidic.
- Fertilizer: Spring is the best time for feeding with slow-release Fertilizer or twice in month with organic fertilizer.