Ixora Red is a plant genus that are characterized by astonishing beautiful flowers. It is categorized under family Rubiaceae and native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. It is commonly known by many names such as west Indian jasmine, viruchi, rangan, kheme, ponna, chann tanea, techi, pan, siantan, jarum-jarum, jejarum, jungle flame, jungle geranium etc. Below is the brief information about the presented plant:
Height : 6 to 12 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 6 inch plastic pot
Not only, Ixora blossoms make a attractive addition to the home or garden, they have many medicinal uses, ixora flower has been traditionally associated with enhanced sexuality and the re-kindling of passion along with curing hypertension, irregular menstruation, female reproduction organ infections, wounds, skin ulcers, hiccups, nausea, nnorexia, sore throat, bronchitis cough, asthma, dysentery and tuberculosis etc.
Ixora Red Introduction
Ixora blossoms are rounded shape and very attractive with evergreen glossy foliage. It blooms in shades of pink, orange or yellow, depending on the variety and appear nearly all year round. It is found in all tropical and subtropical climates and used as shrub and hedge plant in landscapes.
Ixora is one of the the popular flowers in South India where it is commonly used in temples, thechi undamala (ixora garland) of Guruvayoor Temple as well as Poomoodal in Kadampuzha Bhagavthy Temple is famous from ancient times. Red, white and yellow flowers are used worship Lord Vishnu. Additionally, ixora is supposed to help increase intelligence and bringing prosperity.
Ixora Red Care
Use good drainage potting mix and keep it moist.
This is a sun loving plant keep it in full sun light.
Water it thoroughly every day in summer and moderately in winters.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow and root-rot.
Pruning is required as blooming slows, it helps to keep the plant blooming.
Fertilize it with a low nitrogen NPK every month for better flowering.
It loves warmer conditions and thrives in temperature range 16 – 32 C.