A common ornamental throughout tropical areas, ixora's come in a variety of colors and species.
A fairly small, bushy shrub, usually only 5-10ft tall. There are dwarf varieties that are much smaller. Ixora will flower when only a few inches high. It is commonly used a hedge or small garden plant.
Ixora is too tender to grow outside of the tropics and subtropics. It prefers a warm, humid climate with temperatures rarely dipping below 50F.
Grow in full sun. Plants have only moderate drought tolerance.
By seed, but superior varieties can be propagated by cuttings.
The plant is mainly grown as an ornamental, but its flowers also have some medicinal uses.
Native to India and Sri Lanka.
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