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.
|Common Name||Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, West Indian jasmine. rangan, kheme, ponna, chann tanea, techi, pan, santan, jarum-jarum.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||3 to 4 inches|
|Flower Colour||Red, orange, Yellow, Pink, White|
|Bloom Time||Summer season|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
This is an indoor plant.
|Sunlight||Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight in summer.|
|Soil||Well drained soil|
|Temperature||15-30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Ixora flowers are commonly used in Hindu worship, as well as in ayurveda and Indian folk medicine.