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Ixora Red Semi Dwarf

Original price was: ₹50.00.Current price is: ₹25.00.

Ixora Red Semi Dwarf, also known as Ixora chinensis, is a charming and compact variety of the popular flowering shrub native to tropical regions of Asia. Renowned for its stunning clusters of vibrant red flowers and glossy green foliage, this semi-dwarf cultivar adds a splash of color and elegance to gardens, landscapes, and containers.

Ixora Red Semi Dwarf Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – 2.5 ft to 3 ft (0.7 meters to 0.9 meters) in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Outdoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C)
  5. Flower Colour – Red
  6. Fertilization – Ixora plants, including the Ixora Red Semi Dwarf, should be fertilized during their active growing season, usually in the spring and summer, with a balanced, slow-release fertilizerThe fertilizer should be acidic and have a good amount of potassium, with a ratio like 4-8-8 or 10-10-10.

 

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Ixora Red Semi Dwarf, also known as Ixora chinensis, is a charming and compact variety of the popular flowering shrub native to tropical regions of Asia. Renowned for its stunning clusters of vibrant red flowers and glossy green foliage, this semi-dwarf cultivar adds a splash of color and elegance to gardens, landscapes, and containers.

The Ixora Red Semi Dwarf typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimeters) with a similar spread, making it an excellent choice for small gardens, borders, and low hedges. Its compact growth habit and prolific flowering make it a versatile and eye-catching addition to both outdoor and indoor spaces.

The most striking feature of Ixora Red Semi Dwarf is its vibrant red flowers, which bloom in dense, rounded clusters throughout the warm months. Each flower consists of four petal-like sepals arranged in a cross shape, creating a bold and striking display of color. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, adding to the plant’s appeal.

In addition to its beautiful blooms, Ixora Red Semi Dwarf is valued for its glossy, dark green foliage, which provides an attractive backdrop and contrast to the bright red flowers. The foliage is evergreen, ensuring year-round interest in the garden and landscape.

To thrive, Ixora Red Semi Dwarf requires a warm, tropical climate with plenty of sunlight. Plant it in a location that receives full to partial sunlight, ideally getting at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Well-drained, fertile soil enriched with organic matter is preferred, although Ixora is adaptable to various soil types.

Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds. Feed Ixora Red Semi Dwarf with a balanced fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.

With proper care and maintenance, including regular watering, fertilizing, and occasional pruning to maintain its shape, Ixora Red Semi Dwarf will reward gardeners with its vibrant blooms and lush foliage, adding a touch of tropical beauty to any outdoor or indoor setting.

Ideal Conditions

  1. Climate: Ixora Red Semi Dwarf thrives in warm, tropical climates. It prefers temperatures between 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C) and cannot tolerate frost. It’s best suited for USDA hardiness zones 10-11.
  2. Sunlight: Plant Ixora Red Semi Dwarf in a location with full to partial sunlight. It needs at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering. In hotter regions, some afternoon shade can help protect the plant from intense sunlight.
  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, acidic to slightly acidic soil rich in organic matter. A loamy soil with good drainage is ideal. If your soil is not naturally acidic, you can amend it with organic matter or use acidic fertilizers.
  4. Pruning: Prune Ixora Red Semi Dwarf as needed to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Remove dead, damaged, or overgrown branches, and prune after flowering to promote new growth and enhance flowering.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Ixora regularly, especially during hot and dry periods, ensuring that the soil doesn’t dry out completely between waterings. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds.

Fertilization

Feed Ixora Red Semi Dwarf with a balanced fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs. Apply fertilizer during the growing season (spring through fall) according to package instructions. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote lush foliage at the expense of flowering.

Pest and Disease

Monitor Ixora regularly for common pests such as aphids, scales, and whiteflies, as well as fungal diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spot. Treat any infestations or diseases promptly with appropriate organic or chemical controls.

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Ixora Red Semi DwarfIxora Red Semi Dwarf
Original price was: ₹50.00.Current price is: ₹25.00.

Availability: 43 in stock