Ixora plant care is negligible, which makes it useful as part of the low maintenance landscape. Annual spring pruning and fertilizing will enhance the plant's health. Some diseases that are common are fungal but can be minimized by suspending overhead watering. Water only the root zone to prevent the foliage from getting wet. Spider mites and aphids are common but are more of a nuisance than a serious threat. Use an insecticidal oil spray to combat these pests. Use a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the root zone to prevent competitive weeds, enhance water retention and add organic nutrients to the soil.
- Light Needs: Full Sun to Partial Sun
- Watering Needs: Water regularly
Also known as flame of the woods or jungle flame, Ixora (Ixora coccinia) is an evergreen shrub with a rounded shape and attractive, glossy foliage. Blooms in shades of pink, orange or yellow, depending on the variety, appear nearly all year round. Although the plant can reach heights of up to 12 feet, it usually tops out at 4 to 6 feet in the home landscape. Ixora is suitable for planting in the mild climates of U.S.