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Growing and caring Ixora houseplants | How to grow Ixora plant | Ixora coccinea

Ixora plant (Ixora coccinea)

How to grow Ixora plant, care, propagation of Ixora, Growing Ixora houseplant. Ixora flower is small and compact, which bloom in the clusters, which are compact. They are evergreen and are quite popular due to the year-round flowering season. Due to flowers, it is also called flame-of-the-woods. Ixora plant grows in US Department of Agriculture’s Hardiness Zone 9 -11. Nature Bring is giving you information on the growing and caring of Ixora.

Ixora plant (Ixora coccinea) is used to prepare the decorative landscape of Plant South and Central Florida. It has a popular plant for the patio and houseplant. These are used to hedge in South Florida. Its nearly 400 species are grown. These tropical flowers are native to China and South Asia. The red, yellow, pink and orange flowers of Luxora’s star-shaped flowers,  shiny leaves, and blossom in a medium-sized.



Scientific name                    Ixora coccinea

Common name                   Jungle Geranium, Flame of the wood and jungle flame

Plant type                              Flowering plant

Sun required                        Full Sun to partial shade

Soil                                         Well-drained soil, moderate to slightly acidic

Flower color                          Red, yellow, pink and orange

Flowering Time                    Summer

Zone                                       9-11


Growing condition Ixora plant

Location and soil

Jungle Geranium blossoms in dense and best in Full Sun and direct Sunlight, although it blossoms in partial shade in warmer climate areas of the USDA. Ixora likes a well-drained, little acidic soil, these plants grow well in high moisture, but do not let the soil remain wet. These plants prefer organic-rich soil.


Jungle Geranium plant regularly deep water is required, give water in less depth during the frosty days. Keep in mind, these plants prefer moisture, if keep these plants inside the house, so to keep moisture, container plate fills the water with pebbles and put in the bottom.


These plants prefer organic-rich soil. Add a layer of compost to the soil when planting in a pot or garden. Use slow release liquid fertilizer once a week during the growing season in spring.


During the winter, the temperature should be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and if the temperature falls below it, keep it in a safe place. These plants are generally grown in temperate and cold climates areas with annually.  Jungle geranium.

Propagation Ixora plant

Take cuttings in the spring season. Rooting is a little difficult, so dip the cuttings first into the hormone and heat it in the bottom, you will be successful. Occasionally, with its flower produced purple berries, which contain seeds. Separate the pulp over the seed and keep it soaked in water overnight.
Extend a small pot with a good seed starter and put seeds, and give them water. Cover the pot with a plastic bag and place it in a warm area with light. As soon as seed germination is seen, take it to the light. More about propagation.

Ixora problem

Jungle Geranium plant does not more effect from pests and diseases. Aphids, scale, and whiteflies are very resistant to these plants. So keep the plant in the monitor and take a strong spray of insecticidal soap to get rid of any insects that appear. If your plant stops the wilted leaves, nematode eats the roots under the soil, then discourage to add a thick mulch on the soil. aphids are easy to control.


If the temperature falls in winter, then this plant may lose some leaves or small branches or die. In such a situation, you wait for spring to come back or take the plant to a safer place before the cold comes.


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