chinese Mini ixora
- The Ixora plant has been used in the landscape and ornamental plant of South and Central Florida for decades.
- Its also graduated for use as a patio, and houseplant. Many have seen it used as a formal hedge in southern Florida.
- Only a few of the approximately 400 species are grown for use in the landscape.
- Native to China and southern Asia, the tropical evergreen flowering Ixora is a medium-sized evergreen shrub, with glossy leaves.
- The tropical plant produces small star-shaped flowers from red, pink, orange and yellow, in clusters at the stem tips.
Ixora Plant Care
- Ixoras like a lot of water. They are woody plants and develop a strenuous root system which must be satisfied with adequate moisture.
- They are acid-loving plants.
- They grow best in a acidic, rich, well-drained soil.
Ixora is a popular flowering plant among gardeners because of its showy flower clusters. Here are some basic facts about the plant.
- Family: As is typical of this family, the leaves are opposite in arrangement.
- Leaves: In Ixora, the leaves are a medium-to-dark green and particularly leathery and glossy.
- Flowers: The flower appears in clusters at the end of branches. Each cluster may contain up to 60 individual flowers. Each flower is very small and tubular with four petals. It comes in a variety of brilliant colours like scarlet, orange, yellow and red. The style is forked at the tip and protrudes slightly out of the corolla tube.
- Fruit: The fruit is a berry containing 1–2 seeds.
- Common name: Chinese ixora
- Flower colours: Red
- Height: 8 inch