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Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf

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

Ixora is a versatile and strikingly beautiful flowering shrub renowned for its vibrant clusters of blossoms and glossy foliage. One notable variety, Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf, epitomizes the charm of this species.

Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – 50 – 100 cm 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 85°F (18°C to 29°C)
  5. Flower Colour – Yellow
  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 is a versatile and strikingly beautiful flowering shrub renowned for its vibrant clusters of blossoms and glossy foliage. One notable variety, Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf, epitomizes the charm of this species.

Standing at a compact height, typically reaching around 2 to 3 feet tall, the Sandal Semi Dwarf variety is an ideal choice for gardens, landscapes, and even container cultivation. Its relatively small stature makes it suitable for both small and large spaces, adding a splash of color without overwhelming the area.

The hallmark of the Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf is its stunning blooms. Each cluster features numerous tubular flowers that come in a spectrum of hues, including vibrant shades of red, orange, pink, and yellow. These blooms often attract butterflies and hummingbirds, enhancing the garden’s allure and creating a lively ambiance.

Beyond its captivating flowers, the Sandal Semi Dwarf variety boasts glossy, dark green foliage that provides an attractive backdrop to the blossoms. The leaves are compact and densely arranged, giving the shrub a lush and full appearance year-round.

Caring for Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf is relatively straightforward, making it a popular choice among gardeners. It thrives in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter and prefers a sunny location to promote abundant flowering. Regular watering is essential, especially during hot and dry periods, though it’s important to avoid waterlogging the soil.

Pruning can help maintain the shrub’s compact shape and encourage bushier growth, typically performed after the flowering season. Additionally, fertilizing with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer can support healthy growth and prolific blooming.

Overall, Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf is a captivating and low-maintenance plant that adds color and charm to any garden or landscape. With its compact size, stunning blooms, and easy-care nature, it’s a delightful choice for both novice and experienced gardeners seeking to enhance their outdoor spaces.

Ideal Conditions

Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf, also known as Ixora coccinea, is a popular flowering shrub native to Southern Asia and India. Here are the ideal conditions for its growth:

  1. Climate: Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf thrives in warm, tropical to subtropical climates. It prefers temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). It’s sensitive to frost, so it’s best grown in USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11.
  2. Sunlight: These plants prefer full sun to partial shade. Ensure they receive at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.
  3. Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil is best for Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf. A soil pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 is ideal. The soil should be rich in organic matter and should retain moisture without becoming waterlogged.
  4. Pruning: Prune Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf after flowering to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Remove any dead or diseased branches, as well as spent flowers, to promote continuous blooming.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and provide nutrients as it breaks down.
  6. Protection from Cold: If you’re growing Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf in a cooler climate or during the winter months, provide protection from frost and cold winds. Consider covering the plant with a frost cloth or moving containers indoors during freezing temperatures.

Watering Periods

While Ixora Sandal Semi Dwarf plants like moisture, they are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy. During the growing season, water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather and soil conditions.

Fertilization

Fertilize the plants regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates.

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

Availability: 24 in stock