Ixora is a tropical to semi-tropical evergreen shrub belongs to the Rubiaceae family.These plants feature large clusters of red, yellow, white, or orange flowers that emerge like puffballs from the evergreen leaves in the summer. One of the best things about ixora is that it flowers through-out the year.
Light and Water
Ixora blooms best and grows more densely with full, direct sun for most of the day, but it also likes partial shade in the hottest climates in its USDA zone. Water the plant regularly, with a deep soaking about once a week and less during the winter, and keep the soil moist but not dripping wet. Ixora also prefers high humidity, so place its pot on a tray of wet pebbles if you grow the plant indoors.
Soil and Fertilizer
Like many plants, ixora prefers slightly acidic soil. If your plant's leaves look yellowish, the plant may need a fertilizer with a high nitrogen or a top layer of an acidic mulch such as pine needles or bark. Ixora also likes soil with lots of organic material, so add a layer of compost to your plant's soil in the garden or in a pot. Feed plants in the ground or in containers about three times a year, in early spring, in midsummer and at the end of summer.